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Sister In Law used deceased mother's credit card after her death Fraud, Embezzlement, Bad Checks

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by asmooch22, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. asmooch22

    asmooch22 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    New Jersey
    My sister-in-law was the POA for my mother-in-law and spent a huge amount of her money before the woman died. AFTER she died she continued for over 2 months to use the credit card to buy inventory for a business she owns as well as plane tickets!! American Express settled the account with the estate for 50% of what was owed, but i am wondering if we have legal recourse with her spending the money on a credit card after my mother in law was dead.
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You may have recourse, but the estate of the deceased might also have recourse.

    The problem usually boils down to, the bad actor is often bereft of funds, having long ago, or very rapidly, squandered any ill gotten gains.

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