My question is concerning the charge of embezzlement.
I am an active military officer stationed in California.
While deployed, i signed a general power of attorney with my current spouse named as the agent.
Over the period of my deployment, My spouse:
Maxed out Credit Cards, started credit accounts in my name and disposed of about $120,000.00 in pay and allowances. This part is common, though I really don’t think it is criminal.
What appears to me to be criminal:
She deliberately did not pay existing debts and newly created debts!!
In fact, she disabled the automatic payment systems that I had in place, and intentionally avoided creditor contact and on a bi-monthly basis removed all funds for my account and “paid with money orders” which she cannot locate whe asked and cannot be tracked.
Now this Puts me in violation of Article 132 of the UCMJ and can cost me my career not to mention damage to my credit rating and loss of my security clearance.
She also deliberatley did not pay my child support. Even though she was the agent listed on the power of Attorney and lied about it. This Puts me in violation of Articale 134 of the UCMJ as well as Article 133 of the UCMJ.
I am likely to be investigated on these offences in the coming weeks “Merry Christmas”
I have voluntarily left the home and am posturing for divorce.
I think the embezzlement charges are in order.(California Penal Code Sec. 507)
Am I just a pissed off Husband/ex-husband, or am I understanding the letter and spirit of the law properly?