Financial elder abuse – The Monterey County District Attorney recently announced that a 29 year-old Monterey area man has been sentenced to four years in prison. The defendant was sentenced for financial elder abuse. The defendant trolled for victims in California while posing as a licensed contractor. Monterey financial elder abuse attorneys warn seniors to be wary when dealing with door to door salesman.
In this case, the Monterey area man pretended to be a licensed contractor. He presented fraudulent business cards with his name and a false contractor’s license number. It turned out that the license did not belong to him. Monterey financial elder abuse attorneys remind the public to be careful and to check the credentials of any person you plan to hire.
The defendant in this case used fraudulent business cards to gain the trust of senior citizens. He gained access to their California homes by providing repair services, then stole their checks. The defendant was charged with financial elder abuse and providing contractor services without a license. There were seven different senior citizen victims associated with this case.
The judge handed down a four year sentence and ordered the defendant to pay more than $50,000 to the senior citizen victims, while describing the defendant as someone who preyed on the elderly. Monterey financial elder abuse attorneys say that they are seeing increasing numbers of financial elder abuse cases in California.
If you think that you have witnessed or are the victim of elder abuse, or financial fraud then contact Evans Law Firm, Inc. at 415-441-8669 for a free and confidential consultation, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org