The Case of the Ice-cold Hands Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Suppose you had embezzled some money...and bet it on the nose of a long shot, at fifty to one. — And the horse came in first. — With your winnings you could easily replace the money you had embezzled and still have a big profit. — But when you went to cash in your winning tickets, your employer was there with a cop to arrest you for embezzlement - ... more »and to take over your winnings.
According to him, the money had always been his and the fact that you had made a lucky bet and intended to replace the money you had "borrowed" wouldn't stop you from going to jail or him from collecting the profits.