Embezzlement is a type of theft committed by a person entrusted with the care or control of another person’s money or property. A person who commits embezzlement steals the money or property he or she was entrusted to manage or monitor for his or her own personal gain, with the intention of depriving the owner of his or her right to the money or property. This white-collar crime is common among business executives or government professionals who embezzle money from their employer or from clients.