Lake Charles Woman Receives Dead Father-in-Law’s Stimulus Check
Most people all over the country have received, or are starting to receive, their government issued $1200 stimulus checks. Most of the money was direct deposited into people's accounts, while some folks are still waiting for a paper check to arrive.
A woman in Lake Charles, who I happen to know, posted on her Facebook last night a picture of a stimulus check she received in the mail made out to her father-in-law. The problem is her father unfortunately passed away last year.
Yep, you heard me right. She received a stimulus check for $1200 made out to her deceased father in law. She posted a picture of half the check and said he passed away almost a year ago.
Here is the actual post.
When she allowed us to use this post for a story, she pointed out the fact that people were posting stuff about having had deceased family member's checks direct deposited into their estate accounts and that their lawyers nor CPAs know what to do with them.
How crazy is this? This is not an isolated incident, either. If you search stimulus checks to dead people, you will see all sorts of stories just like this one. In fact, one story is stating that millions of checks have been sent to deceased people.
To answer the question of what do you do with these checks, if they are deceased, then you can't really cash them. The answer is you have to send them back to the government.
Let's hope that happens so people who are in need of the money can get their checks soon.