Please retain an experienced estate attorney in the decedent's jurisdiction to review this situation for you. Assuming the deceased sister acted outside the scope of the will, then the attorney should bring this to the attention of the fiduciary's counsel. If that does not rectify the situation, then he or she will take this matter into the local probate court. You'll have more success in the probate court, in my view, than trying to do something within the criminal justice system. Good luck to you.
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I agree with Mr. Pankowski that you should hire counsel. However, the value of what she took may not be worth the expense of an attorney fixing the problem. I presume that is why you want a criminal prosecution.
Of course you can report her. However, I believe you will discover that neither the police nor the State's attorney will be interested in prosecuting. They will instead devote the limited resources of their offices to chasing murders, rapists, and other violent criminals.
If neither you nor your siblings waive your right to an accounting, you can object at the end of the case to the Final Accounting and the Petition for Discharge. If you can prove the PR did not follow the will, your attorney can recover your fees from the estate, those fees can be surcharged against her, she may be forced to pay her own attorney to defend herself at her own expense, her PR fee could be disallowed, and she could be forced to reimburse the estate for the value of what she took. She could also be removed as PR. However, you should always discuss a cost/benefit anaysis with your attorney. Litigation is much easier started than stopped..... Especially with irrational folks involved. If she is taking items of small value, she may very well be irrational. If you are hiring an attorney for many thousands of dollars to fix a thousand dollar issue, you may be an irrational person too! Sometimes, Judges are impatient with small issues and don't take them seriously or don't award fees to the person who is technically in the right. Whatever happens..... You have been warned. Don't blame your attorney for trying to help you!
I agree that you should consider hiring an attorney to review your options. It is often the personal property disputes that cause the most problems. Your question is also confusing because stocks/bonds/CDs are financial assets. Did you mis-state your question?
I do not think this is criminal but a court may be able to adjudicate a dispute as to the proper division of personal property - although it largely will be in the discretion of the executor under normal circumstances.
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