Moore v. State

2009 WL 1996290 (2009)

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Moore v. State

Texas Court of Appeals
2009 WL 1996290 (2009)

Facts

Casey J. Moore (defendant) shared a bank account with his grandmother, Eloise Parmes. Parmes received widow’s benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). She died, and for a year and a half, the VA continued to deposit monthly benefit checks into her account, totaling $15,212. Moore did not inform the VA that Parmes had died. During that time, Moore transferred the money to his business account and wrote checks for approximately $14,000. The VA eventually learned that Parmes had died, and Moore was indicted for theft. Moore was found guilty after a trial and appealed, claiming that he had used some of the money to pay to move his grandmother’s belongings to storage and that he did not intend to steal it. He also argued that he did not know he was supposed to notify the VA of her death or that he was not permitted to spend the funds.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Walker, J.)

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