Money stolen from deceased bank account.

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MrsMelB

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Hi there,

What charges can a person face for taking money from a bank account after the person is deceased.
$2000 was stolen from my father in law's bank account 2 days after he died from a woman (whom the supreme court ruled was not legally his defacto partner). Would this be a fraud charge?
We have bank statements to prove this also.

Thanks.
 

Tony Danos

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It would be a theft charge. You would need to talk to the police and they could investigate if they thought it was a dishonest act rather than a civil issue.
 

Tim W

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Was it a joint bank account,
or in his name only?