purloin - steal
The formal word ‘purloin’ is used to express obtaining something without permission. Even though the term implies that something has been appropriated wrongfully and that there has been a breach of trust, it can sometimes be used humorously.
The hackers managed to purloin data from our hard drives and then threatened to release it publically unless we paid them a sizeable fee.
A lot of the stationary I have in the house has been purloined from the office. It’s a common practice among the staff.
The businessman was arrested after it was discovered he had knowingly been selling goods purloined from various suppliers.