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Really the risk is just overloading a neutral conductor.

Lets just say the normal circuit gets loaded to 75%.. but then you've stolen that neutral to be the return for another circuit.. and you're loading that circuit to 75%.. that neutral could have 150% of it's rated power going through it.

That equates to heat, the insulation could over heat and break down and you could lose the neutral. Losing a neutral can be a really bad thing, destroying equipment.

If someone's going to pull the hot (switch leg) through the EMT, just pull it's neutral along for the ride.
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