What to do if my bank account has been emptied by my father, who filed a copy of a revoked POA a week after the revocation had been notarized and recorded?

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What to do if my bank account has been emptied by my father, who filed a copy of a revoked POA a week after the revocation had been notarized and recorded?

Approximately 10 days ago I revoked my POA from my father. I sent him a copy, filed the original with the county recorder and took a copy into my bank. They said there had never been a POA attached to any of my accounts so they had no need for the revocation form. And since I have the signed original POA (they don’t accept copies), he couldn’t attach one in the future, no need to worry. Then 6 days later he attached a copy to my account and within minutes had cleaned everything out. They are “looking into it” but are being less than reassuring or timely and pass me from agent to agent. Do I need an attorney?

Asked on February 26, 2012 under Criminal Law, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult with an attorney with rspect to the bank account hat you have and the taking of its assets by your father. From what you have written, the bank is responsible for reimbursing you the money taken by your father and the accrued interest on it.

You placed the bank on notice that your father no longer had a power of attorney on your account and then six days later he cleaned out your bank account.


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