How do I go about reporting a crime of forgery and theft in Puerto Rico.
Question Details: while my father was in a coma and subsequently died a family member forged his name on checks, withdrew money from his account totaling over 10,000. I know in Puerto Rico I need the certificate that proves my brother and I are his heirs. We have been unable to pay for it as of yet. Can i still file charges? Can I do so without having to go to Puerto Rico? This person stole all his s.s. card, credit cards, bank statements, Every personal document was stolen from his home. What can I do?
You can try calling the police department that covered your father's last home. Without knowing the details -- and not knowing how that police department will respond -- I can't possibly tell you whether or not you'll have to go there yourself.
And I'm not licensed in Puerto Rico, but I suspect that the certificate you're talking about has to do with handling his estate. You might need that, to receive your father's money and property back if they are recovered, but perhaps not to have the investigation started.