My father died recently. He had full mental capacity up until the time of his death but didn't apply to put a Power of Attorney in place. He was planning to do so as he had all the paperwork but never signed it. My mother has dementia and has recently moved to a care home. She will now be self-funding as she becomes the sole owner of their house. I am going through my father's financial affairs and have discovered that my brother has been using my father's debit card since his death and has emptied the current account, which had a healthy balance at the date of his death and which is now overdrawn. The account has now been closed and I will pay off the overdraft. I have written off recovering the money due to my father's estate but needless to say I am very upset by this, at a time when I have a lot of bills to settle, including the funeral account. On my mother's behalf, I intend to apply for either a Power of Attorney or if not appropriate to be a Deputy via the Court of Protection to look after her affairs but in the meantime I need to ensure that the same thing isn't happening to my mother's accounts. Has anyone else had issues like this with a sibling? I need to deal with this sensitively. Many thanks.