Q: If the deceased had $ in the bank at death and the executor went and withdrew it that day does he have to account for it
A: If the executor was listed as "joint tenant with right of survivorship," then he/she may be able to legally withdraw those funds and not owe any accounting for the funds. If not, then the executor may have lacked legal authority to withdraw the funds. A good place to start is to find out if the account had a JTROS designation.
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