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Texas Man Accused of pocketing His Uncle’s Military retirement pension. March 1, 2018. Houston Chronicle ; Retrieved from: A retired county jail in Texas has recently been accused of pocketing up to two decades’ worth military pension checks sent to his deceased uncle approximated to be $ 286,000. The Houston chronicle reported that Burnie Joseph Haynes have been taking his uncle’s money who died in in 1996 and did not list any benefactors of his account. According to Texas Laws, Burnie Joseph Haynes could possibly be charged with theft of the federal funds. Texas Law defines theft as the unauthorized appropriation of property with the intent to deprive the owner of property. This is listed under tittle 7 (Offenses against property), chapter 31 (theft) under the Texas Penal Code. Section 31.03. b (1) “Appropriation of property is unlawful if it is without the owner's effective consent”. Basing on the information provided in the article that the deceased uncle did not list any
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  • Spring '16
  • Law, criminal law, Law of the United States

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