Credit and Debit Cards

If your mother had 15000 in credit card debt and you were an authorized user and she passed away and you were charged 1400 by the credit card company are you responsible for paying that amount?

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May 13, 2005 12:51AM

In general if the card was used after the person died, the user is responsible for the debt. In some cases the person using the card could possibly be face fraud charges. The laws of the state in which the deceased resided governs the penalties and/or responsibilities of said action.