What to do if someone deposited your tax refund into their personal account without your permission?

Asked on March 3, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Taking someone else's money and depositing it into your own account without permission is theft. You could report them to the police for theft and/or sue them to recover your money. This is no different than if they took money out of your wallet and deposited it, and you should react the same as you would to that.


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