Question: Can I be charged with theft of funds if I did not know about the shortage?

Answer: Theft is a specific intent crime. If you did not have any awareness of any missing funds, then that would be a good defense to any theft charge. You should speak to an attorney to discuss the case in more detail should charges be filed. If theft charges are filed and you are in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County or Orange County, feel free to contact me at 818-336-1384 to discuss further.

Phil Hache,

Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, CA, San Fernando, CA, Burbank, CA Glendale, CA Pasadena, CA Metropolitan Court, Bellflower, CA, Alhambra, CA, Malibu, CA, Compton, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, Airport Court, Chatsworth, CA Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA and other Courts.