1. Any bailee of any money, goods or property, who converts it to his own use, with the intent to steal it or to defraud the owner or owners thereof and any agent, manager or clerk of any person, corporation, association or partnership, or any person with whom any money, property or effects have been deposited or entrusted, who uses or appropriates the money, property or effects or any part thereof in any manner or for any other purpose than that for which they were deposited or entrusted, is guilty of embezzlement, and shall be punished in the manner prescribed by law for the stealing or larceny of property of the kind and name of the money, goods, property or effects so taken, converted, stolen, used or appropriated.
2. The value of all the money, goods, property or effects misappropriated in separate acts of embezzlement must be combined for the purpose of imposing punishment for the offense charged if:
(a) The separate acts were committed against the same person within 6 months before the offense;
(b) None of the individual acts is punishable as a felony; and
(c) The cumulative value of all the money, goods, property and effects misappropriated is sufficient to make the offense punishable as a felony.
3. Any use of the money, goods or property by any bailee thereof, other than that for which it was borrowed, hired, deposited, carried, received or collected, is prima facie evidence of conversion and of intent to steal the same and defraud the owner or owners thereof.
4. The term “bailee,” as used in this section, means all persons with whom any money, goods or property has been deposited, all persons to whom any goods or property has been loaned or hired, all persons to whom any goods or property has been delivered, and all persons who are, either as agent, collector or servant, empowered, authorized or entrusted to carry, collect or receive any money, goods or property of another.
Last modified: February 25, 2006