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No,the bank is wrong.
He could sue and ask the court to impose what is known as a "constructive trust" over the money and order you to put the money back into her account.
I'm not saying that is what will happen, of course, but it is certainly a possibility.
even though my name is XXXXX XXXXX checking account and my mom is ok with it?
Yes, the name on the account doesn't restrict the court from imposing a constructive trust. If your mother told the court that she is okay with it then it isn't likely the court would grant it but your question was "is there any legal recourse" and the answer is yes.
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last question He removed money from the account and put it in another account with her name on it. could I impose a constructive trust to have the money returned to that account?
You could file to have a contructive trust imposed on that money as well.
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