A sense of entitlement and a lack of oversight could be the causes of white-collar crime in Kentucky and throughout the country. For instance, those who were taken down as part of Operation Varsity Blues were in positions of trust and given leeway to make decisions for themselves. In another case, police officers were charged with receiving pay for hours that they didn't work.
Embezzlement is a type of white-collar crime that can result in serious penalties. Embezzlement occurs when a person who has access to the money or property of another takes it without any intention of repaying it to the rightful owner. People who are convicted of embezzlement may face penalties including incarceration, restitution, fines and other consequences.