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Category: Power of Attorney Misuse

Marin County Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Attorney-in-Fact Used Power of Attorney To Steal $120,000 From Principal With Dementia

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Redirected Annuity Payments $120,000 In Unauthorized Withdrawals Two-Year Sentence And Restitution Financial powers of attorney (POAs) grant full authority over a person’s financial affairs and a medical power of attorney, known in California as an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) grants authority over all medical decisions and health […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Accountant Pleads Guilty To Stealing $800,000 From Elderly Client With Dementia

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Allegedly Siphoned $800,000 From Elderly Widow’s Account Accused Of Stealing Annuity Payments Allegedly Forged More Than 200 Checks Individuals who steal from and financially exploit seniors include in-home caregivers or persons directly involved with a senior’s finances such as by power of attorney, or as trustee, guardian, conservator, […]

Los Angeles Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: California Man Convicted Of Stealing $120,000 Using Power Of Attorney For Principal With Dementia

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Misuse Of Power Of Attorney Over Annuity Six Unauthorized Withdrawals Totaling $120,000 Sentenced To Two Years Probation And Ordered To Pay Restitution To Heirs Individuals with powers of attorney (POAs) for someone else have full legal authority over that person’s financial affairs, unless the instrument limits their power […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Pastor Indicted For Misuse Of Power Of Attorney To Steal From Elderly Couple

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Misappropriation Of Fiduciary Property Alleged Unauthorized Use Of Credit Cards And Blank Checks Victim’s Son Reported Suspicions Powers of attorney (POAs) grant the agents appointed under them full legal authority to act for the principal who executes the POA.  The scope of the appointed attorney-in-fact’s powers is set […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Financial Elder Abuse Of Seniors By Manipulations Of Powers Of Attorney

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER How Powers Of Attorney Can Be Misused Examples Of Power Of Attorney Abuse  Recourse For Victims Under California Law A power of attorney (POA) is a written document that gives an agent the legal authority to act for the principal who establishes the power of attorney. See Cal. […]

Alameda County Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Trustee Charged With Stealing From Special Needs Trust

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Trustee Theft And Other Breaches Of Duty Removal And Other Remedies  Elder And Dependent Adult Abuse Act Remedies  Trusts are important tools for protecting and managing assets for anyone, especially seniors and dependent adults.  For dependent persons, there is a specific form of trust known as a Special […]

San Mateo County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Bookkeeper Arrested For Stealing From 92-Year-Old Client

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Accusations Of Altered Checks  Victim’s Daughter Discovers Irregularities Defendant Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison In California a professional fiduciary that is licensed, bonded and insured is often a preferable choice when a senior needs help keeping up with finances and no trusted family member can do […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Misuse Of Power Of Attorney To Change Estate Plans

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Changing A Principal’s Estate Plan For Personal Benefit Closing Longstanding Accounts Isolation And Removing Trusted Advisors Powers of Attorney (POAs) grant the agent broad powers over virtually all of a principal’s affairs.  POAs can cover financial matters and health matters.  The California Probate Code provides standard forms for […]

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