Q: My sister was Caretaker for our Mom and stole $21000 from her retirement acct and spent it on Oxy (#600). What can I do?
She also was supposed to use her SSI to pay bills, and didn't pay any, but the money is gone, Losing the house, car, maxed out all CC's, a d defaulted a $11000 loan. And continues to spend Moms check to fund her lifestyle. She is bankrupt left with only her SS Check to live on.
A: I am not an Oklahoma lawyer. However, you know your choice and the answer: You can report her to law enforcement.
I do not know but many states have a victim's fund
A: Contact Adult Protective Services. You may also look at seeking a guardianship for your mother to take control of her assets. You might be able to dispute credit card charges if they were not authorized by your mother. You may also need to involve law enforcement.
A: There is a very good reason you MUST seek to have criminal charges filed against her not covered by other answers. If it becomes necessary for mom to be placed in a nursing home when she is out of funds and seeks Medicaid, the other family members may be required to pay the stolen money back into her account to use for her care until her assets are down to $2000. They examine her finances for the past 5 years, and gifts to family must be paid back to her. Consult an experienced Social Securiry lawyer for more info , and do it now!
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