I just got back from the army less than a month ago. The 2nd day I got back, my mom told me that we have a $135,000 loan to pay off. Last time I checked, we didnt even have that much money to begin with. So i asked her who do we owe and what we did to owe that much. My mother tells me that while I was in the army, a man came by to appraise our condo. My mother asked him why he's here and the appraiser guy said that he needs to make sure the condo is still worth its value because there is a loan under the condo. My mom goes on and tells him that she doesnt recall taking out a loan or putting a for sale sign on the condo. So the appraiser looks at my mom all crazy and tells her "lady, you have a $135,000 mortage loan you took out 2 years ago from chase. Your husband called me last week and told me to comeby and see how much the condo went up in value so he can take out a second loan." And proceeds to hand my mom a statement that shows every transaction. Total loan - $135,000 in 2003." At this point my mom's fucking shocked because A) every penny is hers, my dad is a bum living off my mom B) The house, and the mortage is all under her name and C) She didnt take out a $135,000 loan 2 years ago. D) My dad is evil enough that stealing $135,000 isnt enough for him, he wants every penny from us E) Were sitting on nothing. So she confronts this with my dad and my dad denies it. So she calls the appraiser up and confronts my dad with the loan statement. The truth comes out. My dad had took out a $135,000 loan somehow by forging my mom's signature. He sent $75,000 to his sister in Korea, and he says he doesnt know where the remaining $65,000 is. My mom is getting a divorce and it looks like my dad is gonna walk clean from a straight up crime he commited with $65,000 in his pocket, leaving us the problem of repaying a shitload of money we dont have. I cant let my dad do this. He is my father, but him doing this makes him worthless to me. What kind of action do I start with? Talk to chase?? Talk to a lawyer??