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Category: Caregiver Fraud

Marin County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Theft of Patient Benefits

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Arrested For Stealing Disabled Patients’ Benefits Impersonated Seven Patients To Obtain Their Government Benefits Identity Theft And Accessing Personal Information Elders and dependent adults are at risk of financial elder abuse and theft from the very persons who are entrusted to care for them.  Sometimes the theft […]

Contra Costa County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregivers Arrested For Unauthorized Credit Card Charges And Forged Checks

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Two Caregivers Charged With Theft And Financial Elder Abuse Accusations Of Numerous Forged Checks And Credit Card Charges Families Discover Account Irregularities Unscrupulous caregivers with access to a senior’s bank accounts, checks, checkbook or checking account statements, or any other accounts, ATM cards, credit cards or any financial […]

Sonoma County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: U.S. Department Of Justice Reports Prosecutions Of Financial Elder Abuse

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER 100,000 Complaints Of Financial Elder Abuse In 2020 FBI Froze $13.5 Million Before Victims Lost To Fraud Assisted Care Residents Particularly Vulnerable In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) brought more than 220 criminal and civil enforcement actions covering almost 20 […]

Santa Clara County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Arrested For Stealing From Dying Man In A Few Hours

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Family Hired Caregiver Through Agency Within A Few Hours Caregiver Allegedly Accessed Accounts  Wire Transfer And Stolen Cash And Credit Cards We have previously advised that financial abusers strike quickly when they have access to cash, checks, credits cards and bank accounts online.  A recent case, discussed below, […]

Sonoma County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Arrested For Stealing From 89-Year-Old Victim

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Unlicensed Caregiver Hired Off Craigslist Unauthorized Checks, ATM Withdrawals And Theft From Safe  Caregiver Allegedly Abused Victim Emotionally Too Half of all elder abuse in this country is committed by strangers who come into a senior’s life as caregivers, workmen, or in other capacities.  Elderly persons under the […]

Marin County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Nursing Home Caregiver Accused of Stealing $500,000 In Checks From Elderly Residents

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Allegedly Stole Checks From Eight Residents Checks Forged And Cashed Out Of State Arrest For Numerous Criminal Counts Theft of cash, checks or credits card is a constant risk for seniors who have caregivers or other strangers enter their, particularly if the senior lives alone.  But seniors […]

Napa Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Accused Of Stealing At Least $363,000 From Elderly Couple

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Allegedly Made 1500 Unauthorized Transactions Money Missing From Retirement, Checking And Savings Accounts Tens Of Thousands In ATM Withdrawals And Unauthorized Checks California seniors are estimated to have lost $15.9 billion to elder financial exploitation in 2020, affecting about 685,000 people, or 8% of California’s senior population.  […]

Contra Costa County Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys: Powers Of Attorney And Financial Abuse Of The Elderly

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Using A Power Of Attorney To Steal Abusers Revoke Prior Powers Recourse For Victims And Their Families Powers of Attorney (POAs) can cover financial matters and also health and personal care matters and medical needs.  The California Probate Code provides standard forms for both types of POAs.  See […]

Santa Clara County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Financial Exploitation Of Seniors

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregivers, Strangers And New “Friends” Exploiting Seniors Taking Advantage Of Cognitive Impairment Protecting Seniors From Financial Exploitation Unscrupulous caregivers, new “friends,” and complete strangers may all exploit seniors financially.  The means vary from straight theft of cash or checks, forgeries, and identity theft to more elaborate (or harder […]

San Mateo County Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Caregiver Pleads Guilty To Stealing $450,000 In Rare Coins And Collectibles From Elderly Couple

ATTORNEY NEWSLETTER Caregiver Allegedly Stole Rare Coins And Collectibles Family Noticed Missing Items Caregiver Allegedly Taunted Elderly Couple About Missing Items Whenever a paid caregiver or a stranger is in the home of the elderly, there is a risk of theft and financial abuse.  Often the theft is of cash […]

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