Elder Fraud

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Philadelphia Area Men Charged With Ripping Off Elderly Clients For In-Home Care

The charges include theft, insurance fraud, and deceptive business practices.

05/22/2012

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Philadelphia Woman Sought, Accused of Bilking Elderly Montco Man

Witpain Township police say 22-year-old Tiffany Mitchell ripped off an elderly man by preying on his sympathies with phony stories.

03/15/2012

(Jeanette Liggons, right, takes part in an eduction seminar for senior citizens run by the Philadelphia DA's office.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Part 2: Elder Fraud, Undetected or Unreported

“The elderly are vulnerable because they’re alone, and a lot of time they’re isolated and they’re looking for some type of interaction,” notes one expert.

03/07/2012

(A can opener with hidden camera and wireless transmitter.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Part 3: Keeping A Watchful Eye On Granny

Now, thanks to technology, there are tools available to family members concerned that someone may be stealing from or hurting an elderly loved one.

03/07/2012

(Seniors get information at a free anti-crime seminar offered by the Philadelphia district attorney's office.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Part 4: Fighting Back Against Fraud

What do you do if you find out that your elderly mom or dad is the victim of a financial scam?

03/07/2012

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Montco Banker Charged With Defrauding Elderly Customers

The women ranged in age from 77 to 92.

12/23/2011

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