A crime need not be violent in nature for it to result in serious consequence upon conviction. In the state of Texas, white collar crimes such as money laundering, computer crimes and various kinds of fraud are taken very seriously, Accordingly, it is important that individuals who are accused of crimes that fit under the white collar umbrella take steps to make sure they do everything they can to defend themselves against the accusations.

A woman who used to work at Texas A & M is facing allegations of being involved in a white collar crime. Police sought the woman for allegedly engaging in embezzlement. They claim that she took close to $75,000 over the course of a four year period beginning in 2009. Authorities indicate that the embezzlement was accomplished by setting up a nonexistent student-worker position whose pay checks were deposited directly into the woman’s bank account. At the time the alleged crime was committed, the woman was employed as a business coordinator with the university’s Engineering Experiment Station.

The woman turned herself into police.

Cases involving white collar crimes are often very complex and on some occasions the accused may not even be aware that he or she has done something that is against the law. This, along with the consequences that arise when someone is convicted makes it important that those facing such allegations not try to address such allegations on their own. Instead, it is a good idea to work with a criminal defense lawyer who has handles such cases in the past.

Source: KWKT, “Former Texas A&M employee arrested for embezzlement,” Jamal Williams, May 12, 2014