As an authorized signer on my elderly moms acct my bank committed a felonious theft seizing $60,000+ from my moms checking acct

this bank fraudulently misrepresenting her with a letter thanking her for calling them with approval to transfer the funds to them to cover the debt. She is in a skilled nursing facility - never made the call and the banks exploitation of an elderly person is taking place. What can I do to have the funds returned to her acct - she will be forced into medicaid if these funds are not returned HELP!

Salt Lake City, UT -

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Robert B Cummings

Robert B Cummings

Personal Injury Lawyer - Salt Lake City, UT
Answered

As a general matter, assuming the bank had no authorization, there would be a valid claim to have all money returned and potential damages for elder abuse. But that is a broad generalization of the claim here.

Fraud cases, especially involving elderly individuals, need quick attention from skilled attorneys. There is really not enough information provided to say "yes" definitely or "no" that the bank has over-reached. But to ensure that your mother is protected, contact the state bar immediately and ask for names of pro bono agencies that assist people with elder law claims. Also, make sure you maintain all of the records, keep notes of all conversations with the banks, and immediately write down your recollection of all facts and happenings to date. These records will be crucial once you are able to speak with an attorney.

I wish you all the best in this matter and hope it works out.

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