Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception

ORS 165.095
Misapplication of entrusted property


A person commits the crime of misapplication of entrusted property if, with knowledge that the misapplication is unlawful and that it involves a substantial risk of loss or detriment to the owner or beneficiary of such property, the person intentionally misapplies or disposes of property that has been entrusted to the person as a fiduciary or that is property of the government or a financial institution.


Misapplication of entrusted property is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §166]

Notes of Decisions

Defendant must be shown to have known that act was "contrary to legally established rules governing care of entrusted property" and posed substantial risk of loss or detriment to owner or beneficiary. State v. Hitz, 307 Or 183, 766 P2d 373 (1988)

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Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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