Legal Question in Criminal Law in New Jersey

Misuse of monies from joint account

Father and daughter have joint account, after Mother passes away. Daughter put name on account and withdraws about $25,000.00 from account for own pleasures. The monies came from veterans disability check and social security checks....Father never authorized her to do so. She was caught by sister, and agrees to pay 100.00 a month but father is 81 years old, is there any other recourse.

Asked on 4/07/05, 11:40 am

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Ronald Aronds Law Office of Ronald Aronds, LLC

Re: Misuse of monies from joint account

If the father agreed to put the daughter as a joint account holder, then he probably has no recourse. If the daughter somehow fraudulently got her name put on the account, then this can be considered a form of theft and then becomes a police matter. If it is what you want to do, you can have criminal charges brought against the daughter and she will be prosecuted. Due to the amount of money at issue this would be a felony and the daughter, if found guilty, would be facing state prison time. Good luck.

Sincerely yours, -Ronald Aronds, Esq.-

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Answered on 4/07/05, 12:24 pm

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