“2013 was a gangbuster year for embezzlement in the United States, exceeding even 2012’s previous record pace,” says Christopher T. Marquet, author of The 2013 Marquet Report on Embezzlement, released in December 2014. Vermont topped the list of highest embezzlement risk states in the nation for the third time in six years.”
Vermont was promptly followed as a high-risk state for embezzlement by the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Montana, South Dakota, Virginia, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. Credit Unions especially continue at record levels of embezzlement, the report notes.
The number of U.S. embezzlement cases increased five percent over 2012 – 554 major cases (those with more than $100,000 in reported losses) were active in the U.S. in 2013.