FINANCIAL CRIMES UNIT
EMBEZZLEMENT (Businesses): FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is embezzlement?
A. By virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, having possession or custody of money or of a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing of another, intentionally uses, transfers, conceals, or retains possession of such money, security, instrument, paper or writing without the owner’s consent, contrary to his or her authority, and with intent to convert to his or her own use or to the use of any other person except the owner. Wisconsin State Statue 943.20(1)(b)