Legal Question in Elder Law in Virginia

My sister, who was my moms poa, took and spent all our disabled moms money from her home equity line of credit. She wants to prosecute but doesnt want her to go to jail because she has two babies. Will she go to jail?

Asked on 3/23/11, 8:03 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Hard to say on these facts, but if this sister had a valid general Power of

Attorney from your mother, it might not even be a crime but could still

be what the law calls a tort(civil wrong) for which she could be prosecuted

civilly.

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Answered on 3/25/11, 7:37 am


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