A news report ran not too long ago covering a story of burglars robbing deceased person's estates during their funerals. The burglars found out when the funeral would take place by reading the obituary in the newspaper to find the time and date of the funeral service then going to the house when they knew nobody would be home. It's scary to think that such a simple public disclosure could leave such a big window to people with bad intentions. Yet, when a person's estate goes through probate there is much more information disclosed which becomes part of the public record for anyone to look up or see.
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