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Larceny involves the wrongful taking of the personal property of another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Embezzlement involves taking another person's property or money by a person to whom it has been entrusted, without permission. Embezzlement is different from larceny in that the wrongdoer did not take the property from the possession of another, and it is not robbery because there is neither a taking of the property nor the use of force or fear. The fact that a defendant intends to return the property or the money that has been embezzled is no defense.You are probably not be guilty of either, but these are the only two crimes that might apply to your case of which we are aware.