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    My wife's grandmother gave her only son (my wife's father) Power of Attorney
    about 7 months ago. In that time, he drained all of her accounts
    ($72,000), and took 3 CDs that were supposed to go to her grandchildren
    ($25,000). She had deeded her house over to him, and he mortgaged the
    house, but the mortgage is in her name now ($40,000), the house WAS
    paid for. She doesn't have the money to pay her medical bills ($20,000), or
    rent, or utilities.

    We got the bank statements, and it shows that he spent the money on
    all kinds of stuff for him, firearms, sex shops, vacations, video games,
    tvs, jewerly, literally, anything he wanted. He doesn't have a job, but he
    does have the stuff he purchased.

    Is there any recourse? Can he at least be criminally charged?

    We are going to change the Power of Attorney over to my wife
    (or her sister) tomorrow. Can we go after her father with a criminal
    suit, or can only her grandmother do that since she is the principle?

    Thanks.

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    You definitely need to get yourself a lawyer & run all this information by them.
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    • #3
      Got o this site on elder abuse in Noth Carolina:
      http://www.ncdoj.com/seniors/ifs_elder_abuse.jsp

      Maybe you can make a report of exploitation?
      Last edited by TSCompliance; 09-24-2007, 04:27 PM.

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