they were my bonds payable to her upon my
death. I obviously am still living.
OK, thanks for clearing that up.
And it was over $9000 worth. Something to be
There appears to be a process through the US Treasury by which the Treasury will compel the bank to make good on the bonds that they cashed for her.
Here's the form (not sure if it's the only one) that Drew referred to:
I suggest you follow up with the US Treasury and get started on the process.
Keep in mind that making such a claim might subject your mother to federal prosecution.
You might try reminding her of that and give her the opportunity to pay you back. I've never bought the idea that doing something like that amounts to extortion. (Drew and I have an ongoing debate about that.) The Florida statute on extortion certainly doesn't seem to apply when you are just trying to convince somebody to give you what's rightfully yours in the first place: