Deceased individual's name being used as a grantee on property. Is this blatant identity theft?

Asked over 1 year ago - Pasadena, CA

A family member passed away in 2011. He owned property. I looked into some public property records and noticed his name was being used as a Grantee, i.e., a Grantor service named him as the Grantee, and per Title, read Reconveyance on this property he owned.
I also saw on tax lien attached to his name, along with someone's else's name.
Thank you.

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  1. William Kevin Hodges

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Any person using someone else's name for any purpose is identity theft. There is a lot of information missing to tell you exactly what to do about this but I would bring it to the attention of the police.

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