He intended to retire next year-but planned to siphon off another two or three hundred thousand first. Then the nest egg would be sufficiently big enough for him to live on for the remaining years. They weren’t really hurting anyone by doing this-the money just sat there. The fact that they never seemed to notice or care that the reports were sometimes off showed him that this amounted to “peanuts” for them. They were a government contractor and as long as they kept spending it, the government kept giving them more.Numbers Never Lie by Shelley K. Wall

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of an embezzler.

Journaling Prompt: If you knew you could get away with it, would you steal from your employer?

Art Prompt: Embezzler

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience the story of a famous embezzler.

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