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embezzle

verb [T]  /ɪmˈbez·əl/ us  
to secretly and illegally take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for
embezzlement
noun [U]  /ɪmˈbez·əl·mənt/ us  
They were arrested for the embezzlement of company funds.
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