Society

Study: Women More Likely Than Men to Embezzle Money

| by Michael Allen

The Boston-based Marquet Report, which analyzes big embezzlement cases with losses of more than $100,000, recently reported that women have been responsible for two-thirds of embezzlement cases for four years in a row and that women are responsible for 64 percent of alleged embezzlement crimes nationwide.

Mark Osler, a former assistant U.S. attorney, told ABC News that women dominate “pink-collar” professions and so are more likely to be bank tellers, office workers and bookkeepers; jobs that entrust them with handling money.