I am the Successor Administrator of my Great-Aunts estate. I am also one of the four beneficiaries. The previous Admin purchased a $16,000 surety bond in the state of Illinois with the estate's checking account on 4-19-13. She then resigned on 5-15-13. I am from California and the surety bond company could not place me on that bond due to my out of state residency. The bond company will not refund or prorate the purchased bond. Is there something else I can do to get some kind of reimbursement?