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In the 1980s, nineteen-year-old Kevin Cross got a job working as an accountant for Nick Navarro, one of the most powerful and influential sheriffs in the country. Kevin and his friend Paul, a teller at a local bank, hatch an intricate scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from the famous lawman. Their plan works to perfection until the Mafia catches wind and threatens to kill them unless they embezzle more. Kevin and Paul must find a way to pay off the mob, cover their tracks, and balance their chaotic lives. Embezzlement tells the true story of how this convicted felon became the Christian CPA and financial counselor that he is today.

“Kevin Cross has written a rare thing—a taut, true crime thriller that will change the way you think about your money and inspire you to do more with your life. The account of his life is nothing short of extraordinary. God miraculously shook him from his greed-filled daze and shaped him into the man he is today. Do yourself a favor and read this book.”
Howard Dayton, Author, Founder of Crown Financial Ministries

"A thrilling memoir that leaves you with no choice but to laugh in the face of money's empty promises. Here is a daring call to hold our possessions lightly before they possess us. Cross's story is not just about one man who miraculously survived the cancer of greed ... it is a clarion call to take care lest we catch the same disease."

Shane Claiborne, Author, Activist, Recovering Sinner


“Kevin Cross’s remarkable story of redemption is told here with humor, tragedy, and love. You will root for him at his lowest point and cheer as he searches for the right path to redemption. Kevin has not only written a true crime story, but he inspires you to accomplish whatever you wish to accomplish. Embezzlement is an inspirational and uplifting book.”

Sheriff Nick Navarro, Retired


“Kevin Cross is a living example of how far we can fall in this life, but, more importantly, he is an example of how far we can rise. The way God took him from living on the edge of death to living on the edge of the miraculous is truly inspirational. Embezzlement is a stunning achievement and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for inspiration or just a great read.”

Dr. Crawford Loritts, Jr., Author, Speaker, Radio Host



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