I have a family member who has stolen from another loved one to the tune of thousands of dollars. She was supposed to be taking care of her but instead she scored a free place to live and quite a bit of spending money. Although everyone in the family knows what she did, no one is pressing charges. Even worse, she's still living there even though the person she was supposed to be caring for passed away. The situation makes me sick and I'm wondering if there's anything I should do.
Upset DISTANT Relative
I like how you capitalized the word distant. I feel ya. I think we all have someone we're related to we wish we didn't have to claim. As for getting involved, if the immediate family of the person she robbed refuses to press charges there is nothing you can do. You can talk to them and try to encourage them to file a report, but if they choose to enable her bad deeds they're going to continue. Just steer clear so the bad karma doesn't rub off on you!