Following my separation with my husband, I left Australia with my little daughter. My ex-husband knows and he came to see us on Christmas. My ex-husband and I have been on good terms. We talk on the phone almost everyday. He had a terrible accident when I was 8 months pregnant and he suffered from brain injury. He is not the same person as he was before although he still functions ok on the day to day routines. His brother keeps my ex's money that came from the insurance company. He controls all the money my ex has that sits in his account . We dislike each other terribly. I can access my ex-husband's (other) savings freely because he let me do so, and instead of receiving child support arranged by the agency, my ex and I arrange the money between ourselves. There never was a problem until the brother found out. I received 2 emails today from the brother - threatened to take me to jail for fraud, saying I am stealing money from my ex. I called my ex immediately and asked him if he is the one who made the complaint. He said he would never do that and he also doesn't talk to them because often they argue over the money. The emails I received are very rude, with dirty words no one can accept and I do not want to respond. My ex-husband's brother said he already found lawyers to proceed with the fraud case and they will send me to jail. My definition of stealing is: to take one's possession without his/her knowledge and/ permission. I have called Australian Federal Police and other institutions in Australia and asked for information regarding this. Can anyone provide me with more information regarding this matter? Have I committed a crime by taking money from my ex-husband's account with his permission? Any suggestion/opinion is highly appreciated.