”Keep An Eye On Your Bank Accounts,” Cautions Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Financial Elder Abuse
Financial elder abuse is best defined as a crime running rampant across the country and, frankly, the world. The numbers of elders who are financially abused and the losses they suffer are nothing less than shocking. One recent case in particular puts financial elder abuse both in the spotlight and in perspective.
What This Case Looked Like
The perpetrator was an assistant to a trustee, who helped mostly with electronic dealings with the business. He began getting his hands on clients’ checkbooks and stealing checks, writing hundreds of thousands of dollars to himself. His theft bankrolled a $2.2 million house, 2 brand new, luxury cars, and trips to Europe.
He stole from one of his employer’s clients with late stages of dementia. Another victim was aa longtime friend, and a third was the estate of that friend’s sister. The Orange County Sherriff’s Department has now made it their mission to see this case through and hopefully seek justice.
The Horrible Truth
It is simple: this could happen to anyone. In this instance, a 95-year-old woman from Newport Beach, among others, was the victim. Next, it could be you and/or your loved ones. It is important to keep funds under control and have extensive knowledge of the individuals to which you or your senior are handing their money to.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of financial elder abuse in Marin County or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.