A Los Angeles area woman was sentenced on financial elder abuse charges. The defendant will spend three years in California state prison after pleading no contest. It was alleged that the defendant committed financial elder abuse by stealing money from an elderly couple and a 97 year-old woman. Los Angeles financial elder abuse attorneys are glad to see that the defendant will spend time in prison for her actions.
The defendant allegedly met and gained the trust of the elderly couple when she worked at the NAACP in Los Angeles. According to the prosecution, she was able to convince the elderly couple to add her name as a joint tenant to their home. The defendant then allegedly forged checks to pay off her credit card debts and some personal loans. The amount of money allegedly taken by the defendant was approximately $180,000. Los Angeles financial elder abuse attorneys remind the public that the elderly are particularly vulnerable to financial exploitation.
The judge in this case ordered the defendant to pay more than $100,000 in restitution to the alleged victims. The defendant was charged with two counts of financial elder abuse and committing two felonies via fraud or embezzlement for more than $100,000. It was alleged that between 2008 and 2011 the defendant had stolen money from another 97 year-old victim. Los Angeles financial elder abuse attorneys warn the public that financial elder abuse is a growing problem.
Evans Law Firm, Inc. handles elder abuse, financial elder abuse, physical elder abuse, annuity fraud, consumer fraud class actions, insurance and banking fraud cases. 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