Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
English novelist (1812 - 1870)
I would appreciate help here, if anyone knows anything about English law or law in general.
Why is it that when it comes down to inheritances, all havoc breaks loose?
Someone with Power of Attorney for my relative and who had sole access to my relative’s accounts, has misappropriated £60 000 of my relative’s money.
This came to light a week before my relative died.
The person having taken the money and put it into their account said it was only for safe-keeping when the transaction was discovered.
Where the water becomes cloudy is when you know that they first opened a joint account with an old blind relative of theirs where the £60 000 was deposited before it was then transferred to their own personal account a little later. Laundering I believe it is called.
The second part of the scheme was to get two friends listed as executors for the will.
Is something rotten in Demark or is something rotten in Denmark?
Having been threatened with legal action, the person has now put the money into an account labelled X’s Executor Account.
They are, however, refusing to ask their friends to withdraw as executors of the estate and will. I wonder why?
Does anyone have any experience of this sort of deviousness and if so, what do you suggest?
I have never had any dealings with lawyers for good cause. Everyone says that they cost waaaaay too much, and everyone loses in the end.
This is a sad ending to a loving and generous person’s life; betrayed by someone whom they trusted.