Embezzlement, in law, the crime of taking for one's own use goods or money held in trust for another. An example is that of a clerk pocketing money from a sale instead of putting it in a cash register. To prove embezzlement, the accused must be shown to have intentionally violated the owner's trust.
It could happen: As you're rushing to get to the airport, you absentmindedly throw a gassed-up chain saw into your suitcase. Or a bag of live eels. Yes, TSA officials really spotted these items at U.S. airports. And stranger things, too.
Few incidents shaped the U.S. civil rights movement more than the brutal death of Emmett Till. What other murders have sent shock waves through the public psyche?