Embezzlement is another way to be found guilty of theft in California. Essentially, if you take property that has been entrusted to you for the benefit of another person, then you are guilty of theft. Depending on the amount of money or value of property that has been embezzled, you may be found guilty of a felony or a misdemeanor. Property valued at less than $950 is a misdemeanor offense, while property valued at over $950 is classified as a felony.
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