As Mike Owens of KSDK channel 5 in St Louis reports one of the last surviving munchkins from the movie the Wizzard of OZ recently passed away at 89. The family has asked for accounting of his assets and accused the caretaker of obtaining a Power of Attorney when he lacked mental capacity to have given it, kept him from his family continually changing the phone numbers as soon as they reached him and improperly taking assets of which they believe there was a $1 million. The caretaker denies that there was any wrongdoing. It is being investigated by the state and is an issue before the Probate Judge currently.
Here is a video of the above abuse of power of attorney claim.
Although this situation is not a Florida matter the Florida statute on Power of Attorneys is here. Florida law requires that a person have mental capacity when executing a Power of Attorney as likely every state would and that the agent for the power of attorney act in the best interest of the principle and not there own best interest. Sadly based on articles I read and phone calls I receive abuse of power of attorneys happens too frequently with the agent of the power of attorney breaching their fiduciary duty.