What are my legal rights here?
It is late here and I really need to get this off my chest and to get some advice.
My mom has been living with my Aunt for the past 18 months while I was living out of the country. Well now that I am back, I have begun to monitor things more closely and have discovered that my aunt has been going on huge shopping sprees at Wal-Mart on my mom's checking account.
I am working with the Wal-Mart to get copies of the receipts and was told that since it was electronic checking, my mom didn't even have to be there or sign the check and my aunt could buy whatever she wanted.
My aunts claims that they switch off every other time buying groceries, but if that were true, 3 elderly people would be eating over 1,000 a month in groceries.
I am getting copies of the receipts tomorrow, but the list is stagering. They show multiples of so many things and some of the things are the most expensive things out there. MAC razors at $25, Zyrtec at $26, $18 face creams, bags of candy at $7 each, enough junk food to choke a horse bags and bags of dog and cat food. And the kicker is that there is bird and ferret food on there and they don't have these!
They buy about 4 hair dye kits per month and they buy bath towels every time. And on once receipt there was three bath mats and they only have one bathroom!
My aunt and I had a disagreement and she exploded on me and told me to come get my mom and now that I made arrangements to do so, she is now telling me that I can't force my mom to go anywhere and that she has called an attorney. She also has called all of my siblings and told them that I am stealing mom's money.
I told her to do what she needed to do, and keep mom, but the money was gone. I opened a Guardian account linked to her checking and can transfer the money out before they spend it and they can't touch it.
Now I get a sweet call from her this morning at 6:30 am telling me that she "managed" to talk my mom into coming with me.
She is so transparent. I called the police department and they have refered me to the district attorney's office. I just hope this is considered criminal.
Sorry this is so long. I am so drained right now that I am numb. I can never stay awake past 9:30, but I am so wired by all this it is almost 11 pm.
I just can't believe that my aunt has done this to her own sister and what she has tried to convince my family that I am doing.
Where is the justice?