Elder Abuse Cases, Scams and News
Elder Abuse - Financial
9/18/17 Police Arrest Contractor accused of taking customers for thousands (WSB-TV2)
9/8/17 Woman may lose her home over "Elder Financial Exploitation" (Fox5)
Father to serve 2 years, son 10 years, for stealing from East Cobb widow Francis Perkins, 93 years old, scammed of $4.1 Million Dollars. Read more: http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/26512309/article-Father-to-serve-2-years--son-10-for-stealing-from-widow?
Man Gets 20-Years in Prison for Ripping Off Elderly in Scam.
Joseph Dada Akintoye, 34, of Nigeria, was convicted Wednesday in Cobb County Superior Court of 15 charges, including racketeering, money laundering, theft by taking, theft by deception and exploitation of elder persons.
Elder Abuse - Unlicensed Care Home
Raequel Penny was charged with a felony for operating an unlicensed care home. The 4-10 elderly residents lived in deplorable conditions. Read more: http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/25708507/article-Final-defendant-pleads-guilty-in--home-care-case?instance=secondary_story_left_column
Predators can be sly, cunning, convincing . . . and unfortunately can be a family member or close friend.
If you suspect something isn't quite right with the intentions of the caregiver or "new best friend" of the older adult, ask yourself this:
Are they or do you suspect that they are:
Do your part in helping protect one of our community's most vulnerable and precious persons. Report Elder Abuse now.
Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta