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Category: Caregiver Fraud

Santa Clara County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver And Her Partner Charged With Stealing $130,000 From Blind Elderly Woman With Dementia

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Coached Victim To Call For Withdrawal Out Of State Family Members Alerted Authorities  Fraudulent Power Of Attorney Dishonest caregivers can be relentless in their efforts to steal from the elderly.  A recent case, discussed below, illustrates just how persistent a caregiver can be in taking a senior’s […]

San Mateo County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Charged With Stealing Thousands From Unsuspecting Elderly Woman

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Allegations of Altered Checks And Forgeries Relatives Report Bounced Checks For Insufficient Funds Unapproved Charges Appear On Debit Card We cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to keep checks and cash away from caregivers or other strangers who enter a senior’s home.  Nor can we stress […]

Santa Clara County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Woman Charged With Stealing Nearly $600,000 From 99-Year-Old Victim

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Suspect “Helped” 99-Year-Old Victim Run Errands Investigation Discovers Wire Transfers Of $582,647 Money Spent Paying Off Mortgage, A New Car And Vacations  We often write that seniors are potential victims of financial elder abuse from various persons – caregivers, second spouses, girlfriends or boyfriends or other “new” friends, […]

San Francisco Bay Area Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Why A Financial Power Of Attorney Is A Dangerous Document

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Complete Authority Over Principal’s Finances And Property Potential For Abuse Remedies For Injured Principals The most dangerous estate planning document which an individual may have is a financial Power of Attorney (POA). See Cal. Prob. Code §§ 4401 (statutory form for financial POA). The POA allows another person – […]

San Mateo County Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Caregiver Charges With Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands By Using Power Of Attorney

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Misuse Of Elderly Man’s Power Of Attorney Forensic Accounting Reveals Hundreds Of Thousands Missing Additional Allegations Of Credit Card Use And Obtaining Loans Financial powers of attorney (POAs) grant full authority over a person’s financial affairs, and medical powers of attorney, known in California as an Advance Health […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Older LGBTQ Adults May Be More Vulnerable To Financial Elder Abuse And Fraud

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Isolation And Economic Insecurity  History Of Discrimination Consumers lost more than $5.8 billion to financial elder abuse and fraud last year, up 70 percent from 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  While anyone of any age can be victimized by financial abuse, some groups may be […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Undue Influence, New Wills, And Financial Elder Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Wills And Competence Issues Undue Influence Over Elderly Will Contests Financial exploitation of older persons stretches from theft of cash, jewelry and checks froma senior’s home all the way to elaborate estate planning schemes arranged near the end of a senior’s life meant to enrich one or two […]

Alameda County Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Husband And Wife Used Power of Attorney To Steal From Principal With Alzheimer’s Disease

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Man And Estranged Wife Allegedly Stole From Wife’s Great Aunt $117,000 In Suspicious Transactions Cash Withdrawals And Unauthorized Purchases Financial powers of attorney (POAs) grant full authority over a person’s financial affairs. Medical powers of attorney, known in California as an Advance Health Care Directives (AHCDs), grant authority […]

San Mateo County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Charged With Stealing $91,000 From Elderly Woman

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Thefts Allegedly Occurred Over One-Year Period  Theft And Forgery Alleged On 29 Checks Greater Amount Stolen Alleged In Civil Elder Abuse Petition Check forgeries are a common form of financial elder abuse. Whenever a dishonest caregiver or other stranger enters a senior’s home, accessible cash, checks, and credit […]

San Francisco Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Preventing Financial Elder Abuse And Protecting Older Loved Ones

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Widespread Risk Of Financial Elder Abuse Run Background Checks On In-Home Caregivers Involve All Family Members In Decisions Financial elder abuse is a crime in California and grounds for civil liability against the person who took the property.  Older Americans and their families lose more than $3 billion […]

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