What proof do I need that my deceased father's cash gift of $25,000 to me that was kept and stolen from me, from his home safe, along with other contents, by one sibling to his ex-wife, right in front of me and others?
The names on the envelopes, with the amounts mentioned in a probate court (I'm trying to take over the estate to assure my inheritance and take it intestate, as the original documents are destroyed.)
I want to recover my gift. The two people tried to go to a settlement, without my knowledge, and use the funds from the safe (to allow her to keep the money she took), as my siblings already have theirs, so I think that's embezzlement, so that the ex would not pursue any further attempts to collect against the estate and allow that one sibling to be the head trustee, entering into a trust without authorization from the majority.
Fortunately, when I got wind of all of this, I notified the court in time to disagree with the sibling's appointment. Now I need to follow through on our settlement next week. Do I call the police and go for the felony theft to start with, as I have some clear evidence already, or give them five minutes to give it all back, along with my $25K personal gift from my Dad to me? Or use the police anyway, as I may need more back-up and more wrongdoing probably can be found, like missing vehicles, etc.?