1) May I recommend the PA Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
2) What that attorney would want to do is to file pleadings in court to (a) enjoin
her from acting to waste the estate, and (b) perhaps a motion to have her removed as an Executor.
3) A PA executor has duties to the estate, which are outlined here
. If she breaches any of these duties, this may be enough to have her sanctioned, and/or removed. It may also be enough to formally sue her for negligence and other related actions if her waste to the estate would be found irreversible.
4) It would only be criminal if the authorities believe that she actionable stole property or embezzled funds. Most jurisdictions prefer to let the civil courts handle such matters, but if her actions went beyond negligence and into theft, then the prosecutor may become interested.
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