Have you reported this to the police?
If your brother did have power of attorney, would have allowed him to take money out of the account as he wanted but would not allow him to use the money for any purpose other than his mother and any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses which wouldn’t amount to the amount of money taken.
If this started in 2005 and carried on until now, that is 11 years, which is 132 months. Hence, it would be just over £1000 per month averaged out over the period.
Depending on the amounts taken and the frequency of the amounts, it could equate to living expenses or not depending on your mother’s lifestyle and what benefit she gets.
I think you need to go back to the police with this because clearly, they don’t understand how a power of attorney works. You should also refer the matter to the Court of Protection
who have the power to prosecute him and ask him to account for all the money. He would need to show what it was spent on for your mother over that period.
The good thing about the Court of Protection of course is that it is free of charge. He should be accounting to them annually in any event. They will look closely into this.
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For the period when he doesn’t have Power of Attorney, I would get the bank statements and go back to the police.
A letter from a solicitor threatening a court application if he does not give a complete account of details may make him more receptive and doesn’t, then clearly he is hiding something.
In cases like this there is no need not to be completely open and transparent.
We can’t do it on letterhead for you and he isn’t going to take much notice of a letter which comes from you it seems. It would be better coming from any local solicitor who will know exactly what to say.
You can send a final message to your brother telling him that if he doesn’t come up with the statements and explanation of where this money has gone, you will report it to the police.