In many embezzlement and theft cases, the prosecutor often remarks sarcastically in setting restitution that “well, your client just got an interest free loan” because the amount that must be paid in restitution is only the amount taken. No interest is charged and payments often are made over a year. In the following financial elder abuse case, the restitution award included interest, as the sum owed was over $130,000. Is this legal? Click on the following link to find out.