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There is no time limit for fraud as it is a criminal offence this but it is only fraud if she has had money she isnt entitled to.
Can you prove that?
I am near Chester. I hope she never came to see me!
You need to gather as much info as possible and go to the police. They will not investigate unless you present some concrete evidence.
If you are thinking of sueing her, in a civil claim, you can ask her for full disclosure of bank accounts, assets etc and if she doesnt volunteer them, get the court ot order her to do it.
This is a Police matter. The threat of police may focus her mind.BUT you must go with some proof to them, not just suspicion. They will then look at the bigger picture.
If she has stolen money, you need to act before she spends it because a jail sentence for her wont get the money back for you necessarily.
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You can ask the solicitors firm who acted to send you the file. Dont pay for it and dont accept a copy. You want the original. Then you can see if he was negligent.
They dont have to release the file if any money is owing or if they were instructed by two people (u and sister) and they dont have both signatures.
They will only release it with a court order in that case.
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