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  • Embezzlement.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • One elderly lady had barely got her walker through the door before it spread like wildfire that she had embezzled big money from her synagogue.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Strauss made those death threats to Roger Trent to lay the groundwork for something happening to him because Strauss was going to use this as an opportunity to get rid of Trent and the financial records that showed the embezzlement.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • And I mean, with gambling, even with my addictive tendencies and all, it’s always been kind of different, sure I’ve had some scrapes but I’ve never been like some of these guys that, I don’t know, that get so far in that they embezzle money and wreck the family business or whatever.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • When we gaze at the magnificence of an ancient monument and ascribe its achievement to one man, we are guilty of spiritual embezzlement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Sadly, Christian philosophy decided to embezzle the female’s creative power by ignoring biological truth and making man the Creator.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Petty crimes embarrass the community and many people wistfully wonder why Negroes don’t rob more banks, embezzle more funds and employ graft in the unions.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The man who consolidated their rage was a former Doe associate named Charles Taylor, a Liberian who had gone to college in Boston and New Hampshire and, after being convicted in an embezzling scheme, escaped an American jail through a window, using a hacksaw and a rope of knotted bedsheets.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • And one month later, an officer of the bank was arrested for embezzlement.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club

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  • They had confessed to intelligence with the enemy (at that date, too, the enemy was Eurasia), embezzlement of public funds, the murder of various trusted Party members, intrigues against the leadership of Big Brother which had started long before the Revolution happened, and acts of sabotage causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The most well-known was the Arboga affair, which resulted in the forced resignation of a Conservative politician and the sentencing of a former councillor to a year in prison for embezzlement.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Jack Fleming embezzling to gamble then smuggled off to America.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Colonel Korn was the lawyer, and if Colonel Korn assured him that fraud, extortion, currency manipulation, embezzlement, income tax evasion and black-market speculations were legal, Colonel Cathcart was in no position to disagree with him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The agent’s son embezzled the funds and ran off with them.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Some of the stewards (there were semiliterate foremen among them) listened with alarm, supposing these words to mean that the young count was displeased with their management and embezzlement of money, some after their first fright were amused by Pierre’s lisp and the new words they had not heard before, others simply enjoyed hearing how the master talked, while the cleverest among them, including the chief steward, understood from this speech how they could best handle the master for…
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "You think he embezzled money?" said Iggy, astonished.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • In 1995 he was charged with embezzling money from the Christian rock band he managed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • …this payment demands of you as scrupulous an honor as you bring to financial transactions-that to withhold your contempt from men’s vices is an act of moral counterfeiting, and to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement-that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devaluate your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit-and that the bottom…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • So I got #50 in money paid me that same night, and made an end of the bargain; nor did he ever know who I was, or where to inquire for me, so that if it had been discovered that part of the goods were embezzled, he could have made no challenge upon me for it.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • For example, it was said that he was a defrocked Jesuit, gone mad; another speculation was that he had been a young, aggressive investment banker caught embezzling funds in concert with several Singapore banks.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • So perhaps the stories of embezzlement were true.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • I embezzled a large sum, it was thousands of dollars.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • 5 Second bad effect: The man would be tempted to evil thoughts, embezzlement, and usurpation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • He pronounced the names in a panic that resembled the recitations of an embezzler trying to cover his tracks.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Jackson was also the first and only American president to suffer bodily harm at the hands of a citizen, when a sailor discharged from the navy for embezzlement punched Jackson at a public ceremony in 1833.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Smiling, she acknowledged the ponderous salute of Big Jeff White, the giant half-owner of the Whitstone hotel, whose fortunes had begun when he had refused to return to his old comrade, Dickson Reese, the embezzling cashier, ninety thousand dollars of entrusted loot.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • You are also suspected of extortion, bribery, illegal telephone tapping, several counts of criminal forgery, criminal embezzlement of funds, participation in breaking and entering, misuse of authority, espionage, and a long list of other lesser, but that’s not to say insignificant, offences.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • In the yard, was the man with the shadowy grievance respecting the Fund which the Marshal embezzled, who had got up at five in the morning to complete the copying of a perfectly unintelligible history of that transaction, which he had committed to Mr Dorrit’s care, as a document of the last importance, calculated to stun the Government and effect the Marshal’s downfall.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I don’t know what he had expected would be done for him in consideration of his marriage; but evidently the liberty to steal, and embezzle, and appropriate to himself for many years and in any way that suited him best, the goods of Stein’s Trading Company (Stein kept the supply up unfalteringly as long as he could get his skippers to take it there) did not seem to him a fair equivalent for the sacrifice of his honourable name.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Mr W. W.’s worst enemies, as Mr Embezzler, Mr Never-go-to-Church-on-Sunday, Mr Bad Form, Mr Murderer, Mr Burglar, Mr Co-respondent, Mr Blackmailer, Mr Cad, Mr Drunkard, Mr Labor Agitator and so forth, can read the Pilgrim’s Progress without finding a word said against them; whereas the respectable people who snub them and put them in prison, such as Mr W.W. himself and his young friend Civility; Formalist and Hypocrisy; Wildhead, Inconsiderate, and Pragmatick (who were clearly young…
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Let’s suppose that Harriet had discovered that someone had embezzled money from the company—hypothetically, of course.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I never meant to embezzle money, and I’m not the man to do it.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Two of the owners had been cleaned out in the stock market; a third got his funds attached by a lawsuit over an inheritance disputed by someone; a fourth embezzled somebody else’s shares.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • If the terminology of our criminal law could be applied to the realm of art, we would have to say that what Mr. Roark delivered constitutes the equivalent of spiritual embezzlement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He confessed to the assassination of eminent Party members, the distribution of seditious pamphlets, embezzlement of public funds, sale of military secrets, sabotage of every kind.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • One raspy-voiced fiftyish blonde was in for stock fraud (she liked to keep me up to speed on her children’s misadventures in boarding school); a former investment banker had embezzled money to support her gambling habit; and marriage-minded Rosemarie was doing fifty-four months for Internet auction fraud.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Through the lavender gloom clouding the entrance of the operations tent, Yossarian glimpsed Chief White Halfoat, diligently embezzling whiskey rations, forging the signatures of nondrinkers and pouring off the alcohol with which he was poisoning himself into separate bottles rapidly in order to steal as much as he could before Captain Black roused himself with recollection and came hurrying over indolently to steal the rest himself.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As less reprehensible than theft, highway robbery, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family
  • And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?
    Eliot, George  --  Silas Marner
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