The Moneyist: My dying father gave his girlfriend his debit card to buy food — and she kept on spending

Dear Moneyist,

While my father was on his deathbed, he gave his debit card to his girlfriend to buy him something to eat. He was obviously not in the right state of mind. I was not there for this and found out some time later.

Since then, his girlfriend has slowly been emptying his bank accounts of all the money. I have looked at the Massachusetts intestate laws and see that his first living heirs have a right to his bank accounts: his wife (my mother) and myself (his son).

If I contact the bank on this issue they will surely be able to pull up transactions and see that the money has been spent during and after his death which would be suspicious, correct? I do not care for his girlfriend and would not care if she got jail time.

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