FIN 124: Misuse of Public
To list acts specifically identified in the Arizona Revised
Statutes as misuse of funds
Arizona Revised Statutes §
A public officer or other person, including justices of the
peace and constables, charged with the receipt, safekeeping,
transfer or disbursement of public money is guilty of a class 4
- Without authority of law, appropriates it, or any portion
thereof, to his own use, or to the use of another.
- Knowingly loans it, or any portion thereof.
- Knowingly fails to keep it in his possession until disbursed or
paid out by authority of law.
- Without authority of law knowingly deposits it, or any portion
thereof, in a bank, or with a banker or other person, except on
special deposit for safekeeping.
- Knowingly keeps a false account, or makes a false entry or
erasure in an account of, or relating to it.
- Alters, falsifies, conceals, destroys or obliterates such an
account with an intent to defraud or deceive.
- Knowingly refuses or omits to pay over, on demand, public
monies in his hands, upon presentation of a draft, order or warrant
drawn upon such monies by competent authority.
- Knowingly omits or refuses to transfer the money when a
transfer is required by law.
- Knowingly transfers the money when not authorized or directed
- Knowingly omits or refuses to pay over to an officer or person
authorized by law to receive it, any money received by him when a
duty is imposed by law to pay over the money.
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