Embezzlement vs Theft - What's the difference?

embezzlement | theft |


As nouns the difference between embezzlement and theft

is that embezzlement is (legal|business) the fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner while theft is the act of stealing property.

embezzlement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (legal, business) The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.
  • See also

    * forgery * fraud * larceny * quackery * usury

    theft

    English

    (wikipedia theft)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of stealing property.
  • Derived terms

    * petty theft

    See also

    * nick * steal * TWOC