Long story short, Before Christmas My mother walked into my 88-year-old elderly Aunts bungalow ( My aunt had only less than a month ago started taking antibiotics for a severe (UTI) urinary tract infection which was causing her cognition impairment ) where she discovered my Aunt sitting on a neighbours laptop changing her will over a Zoom call with a new solicitor and the neighbour who is my aunts “primary carer” present.
While the neighbour was in my aunt’s bungalow my mother called the Police who stated since my mother was her next of kin and unactivated power of attorney she should tell the neighbour to leave immediately, and as far as they were concerned due to the severity of the situation the power of attorney was now activated. The neighbour refused to leave. and Police refused to send anyone to help since they said it was not a legal issue.
Over the coming months, my aunt continued to come to our bungalow every day which is next door to hers with a cut-out at the fence for her to come over without having to go around. For the past almost 10 years she had been coming round every morning and staying almost the whole day. I remember one day she got really upset and emotional over changing her will and stated she didn’t want to do it and that they had made her do it.
Basically, we told the Police the story they came down to take our statements then a few days later visited my Aunt next door to ask her ( whilst the neighbour was there ), after a while with no reply from the Police we called them again to ask them what was happening and they stated my aunt had onset dementia now but did not have it when she changed her will ( Which was approx a month before ) so they could not do anythings, so they had closed the case.
We had also been in contact with Social Services and Adult social care who also did not seem to want to help they continued to tell us they would call/visit my aunt and call us to update us which they never did.
My aunt has also since told me that she is leaving her large (7+ acre field) to the neighbour’s daughter who she doesn’t even know.
As my mother is her Power of attorney she feels as if she has let my aunt down as this is exactly why my aunt asked her to be her power of attorney because she knew people would try this.
Now we are all so confused from the Lack of support from the Police, Adult Social care, and social services we have basically given up with them all. My aunt’s solicitor has even told us that my aunt called her to change her will but the solicitor told her she would need to see her face to face ( As the solicitor didn’t believe my aunt even knew who the solicitor was and didn’t believe my aunt was alone ) which was the reason the lady had found another solicitor for my aunt, but the Police/ Social Services refuse to call her solicitor to get any details or a statement.
Just wondering if anyone else has had anything similar to this happen to them and could recommend any further steps as every time we talk to my aunt we later see the neighbour and her husband having a go at her like a naughty child and we have to sit in our house and watch it through a window. The other day my aunt spoke to me for a good 10 minutes over the fence, then yesterday the neighbour and her husband took her out somewhere, shortly after there was an ambulance who stated my aunt had fallen over in her bungalow I believe the verbal abuse may have evolved into physical abuse. they have told her she is not allowed to visit us anymore due to the pandemic even though she is part of our support bubble and have fitted cameras all around her bungalow and facing into our bungalow so they can monitor her every move and I believe have even bugged her phone.
I have missed out alot of details but hopefully you will be able to decypher the main points, everytime i try to write about this it makes my blood boil and i get very emotional as it was our job to protect her and we all feel like we have let her down.
I have also noticed on eBay that this neighbour has been listing my aunts belongings and memorabilia that she has collected throughout her life, stuff that she would never sell.
Earlier today whilst my aunt was in hospital getting X-Rays the neighbour helped herself into my aunts bungalow where she proceeded to block the large window in her bungalow I assume so we could not see what she was doing. Lord only knows what she was doing in there but it did not look good.
Any Advice is hugely appreciated.