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In general, this kind of misuse of estate funds should be viewed as a civil wrong, not a crime. The appropriate remedy is to have the probate courts require the executor to repay the money and, if possible, to pay the costs of enforcement. The criminal justice system does have the time or expertise to pursue these kinds of claims. See an attorney.