How do you repent of stealing when the victim has died?

Question:

If a person stole money from their parent with the intention of paying it back, but the parent passed away before they could get the money back to them, plus their other parent has passed away, what do they need to do to make their life right?  It happened years ago. No debt was left. The funeral was prepaid.

Answer:

Essentially, you could make the case that the money was stolen from the parents' heirs since excess funds are generally divided between the heirs.

I would suggest that the person take the amount of the stolen money and divide it between the parents' heirs. If he wants to avoid the embarrassment of bringing up a past issue, he can mail the money to each person anonymously.

Response:

Thank you. I'll pass it on.

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