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Depends of what State. If the incident occurs in a "common law" state; that is to say that property of married persons is considered "joint" property, nothing.

If a spouse "unknowingly" accesses money from the account of a "spouse", unless there is a written agreement, such as a prenup or separation agreement, there is no crime.

By mere virtue of the fact that the spouse COULD access the money, negates any claim the other spouse could make.

"Unknowingly" implies without knowledge. It is not possible to access money "unknowingly", thus I take your meaning to be the identity of the account holder was unknown.

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