A. An agent who holds a principal’s power of attorney pursuant to title 14, chapter 5, article 5 and who uses or manages the principal’s assets or property with the intent to unlawfully deprive that person of the asset or property is guilty of theft.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-1815
- assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- deprive: means to withhold the property interest of another either permanently or for so long a time period that a substantial portion of its economic value or usefulness or enjoyment is lost, to withhold with the intent to restore it only on payment of any reward or other compensation or to transfer or dispose of it so that it is unlikely to be recovered. See Arizona Laws 13-1801
- person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
- power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
- property: means any thing of value, tangible or intangible, including trade secrets. See Arizona Laws 13-1801
B. A violation of this section carries the same classification as theft pursuant to section 13-1802.