Can a POA transfer money from my late mom's accounts into his own account to benefit himself? - AgingCare.com

Can a POA transfer money from my late mom's accounts into his own account to benefit himself?

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My mom recently died. I have found that several thousand of dollars have been transferred directly into the POAs personal account. Charges were also made to my mother's only credit card for his own personal expenses - all easily proven on bank statements - everything from gas (mom couldn't drive, restaurant bills, she was locked in a nursing facility and dying; vet bills (she didn't have a dog - POA killed the dog); credit cards paid off (mom never even had these credit cards); his doctor bills; car dealership charges (not for her car because he sold it and kept the proceeds); large utility charges; the list goes on. Now he want to be paid for his "services", too. No where in the will does it state he is to be paid for his "services" and who would be paid over $90,000 taken in a one month span. Sound pretty illegal to me! HELP! Do I have a fighting chance on fighting any of this or will just be chalked up to an awful human being with the license to steal? The proof is in the bank statements - all in black in white (and that is only what is seen in one month - the month she died).

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The other statements here are exactly correct - the POA's authority to do ANYTHING ends upon death. Once your mother passed away, the POA's "duties" were over. You need to take this up with an attorney and the proper authorities, and quickly - before he can do more damage.
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heartbroken3, unless Mom had everything in a Trust, you and your brother would need to sign up with the County Probate office. There is a lot of documents that will be required, plus a list of inventory of funds and everything that Mom had owned on the date that Mom died [so sorry for your loss], and copies of monthly bank statements, stock statements, etc. for quite a few months. Probate Court will question those bank credits made after your Mom's passing, and credit card charges.
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Very Illegal. So report it to the authorities and have him arrested.
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Is the person with POA also your mother's executor, by the way?
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At the point of your mother's death, and I'm very sorry for your loss, the POA became void and the person with POA had no business to operate her bank accounts or credit facilities. Any transactions he continued to make once he was aware of her passing were fraudulent, he had no authority to carry them out.

So yes that activity is illegal; and yes any use of your mother's funds not solely and exclusively for her benefit is misappropriation, an abuse of trust, and also illegal; but check that the POA documentation did not make allowances for the person to charge legitimately incurred expenses (such as travel, accommodation and subsistence while engaged on her business). See a lawyer for advice as to reporting or prosecuting.
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