FRAUD
Embezzlement,
Theft, and
Improper Retention
of Funds
Embezzlement is the theft of money from an employer, usually through fraudulent appropriation from a person in a place of trust. Theft is the act of intentionally taking another person’s property without that person’s permission. Bernhard Law Firm never underestimates or undervalues the long-term financial impact of embezzlement, theft, or misappropriation of funds. Even the smallest losses have a disconcerting effect at the end-of-year accounting period. If you are the victim of embezzlement, theft, or any improper retention or deprivation of your funds, Bernhard Law Firm works to regain those funds on your behalf. We handle cases from improper retention of security deposits to high-end and high-value corporate embezzlement. We litigate the full gamut of civil actions under the Civil Remedies for Criminal Practices Act, including fraudulent disbursement, skimming, cash larceny, fraud, theft, embezzlement, forgery, check kiting, and issuance of worthless checks from corporate sources.

Embezzlement, theft, and misappropriation of funds require immediate attention, given the high likelihood of the quick expenditure and depletion of the funds by the thief or fraudster. Because these acts often involve transfer and retention of liquid funds, investigation of embezzlement and theft requires knowledge of complex accounting documents, ledgers, bank drafts and statements, internal banking notation systems and software, and other money transfer devices. Bernhard Law Firm has significant experience in the banking industry, and thus is uniquely positioned to find the source of the embezzlement and to recapture the improperly transferred funds. We negotiate immediate return of the funds, we examine the relevant financial data, and we prepare a sound civil complaint that takes advantage of the federal and state statutory schemes designed to protect companies, investors, consumers, and the general public from embezzlement, theft, and improper retention of funds. Because we are trained and experienced in the implementation of the Florida Civil Remedies for Criminal Practices Act (also known as Florida RICO), we are able to achieve maximum return from losses, including triple damages (triple the amount lost or improperly retained) and attorney’s fees.

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RANGE OF SERVICES

Embezzlement, Theft, and Improper Retention of Funds

Investment Fraud

Mortgage Fraud

Consumer Fraud


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BERNHARD LAW FIRM | Trials and Appeals in Business and Financial Disputes
333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 2000, Miami, FL 33131 USA
Phone 786-871-3349 | abernhard@bernhardlawfirm.com

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