What if money is stolen from a homeowner’s association but replaced prior to be identified?

Is the person taking the money at the same risk as if he didn’t replace it?

Asked on January 23, 2013 under Criminal Law, Virginia


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Good question. Under the laws of all states in this country the person who improperly took the money from the HOA but replaced it prior to being identified is subject to the same criminal charge regardless if the money was not returned. The penalty may be not as much if there is a conviction given the return of the money.

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