Federal And Local Authorities Cooperate In Prosecution
False Investment Opportunities And Other Fraudulent Schemes
Financial Abusers Can Be Unrelenting
All seniors can be victims of financial elder abuse and that abuse may be an isolated incident or a sustained series of abuses or thefts from a senior over years. Our litigators have experience fighting for seniors victimized by financial abuse in any form. The elder abuse litigators at Evans Law Firm, Inc. have seen an increase in the incidents of financial elder abuse since the pandemic began, and there is no indication that the trend is abating. Whenever you suspect any kind of abuse of an older loved one, call our elder abuse lawyers at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our attorneys know how to investigate these cases and pursue in civil litigation all the relief and remedies the law affords seniors including awards of attorneys’ fees and costs.
A recently reported conclusion of an elder abuse criminal prosecution reveals how sustained financial abuse can be. In that case, federal and local authorities charged two individuals with elder abuse and wire fraud arising from two years of financial exploitation in which defendants allegedly took $1.6 million from an elderly couple. Authorities catalogued over 5000 calls made by the defendants to the elderly couple over a two-year period asking the couple for money for investments that did not exist. The charges claim the defendants spent the money received from their elder victims on restaurants, cigars, luxury retail purchases and repeated travel to Las Vegas and resorts in Hawaii, California, and Oregon. Following a grand jury indictment, defendants plead guilty to certain of the charges and were sentenced to several years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution.
According to the police, the defendants in the reported case began their financial exploitation of the older couple by ingratiating themselves to them and gaining their trust as new “friends” and persons who could help the seniors invest their money more lucratively. Those facts follow a pattern familiar to our elder abuse litigators. If you have a senior loved one, friend, or neighbor be wary of strangers who appear and take an inordinate interest in an older person or couple’s life. If you suspect any financial abuse, alert the authorities but also call elder abuse counsel such as the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm for help.
Ingrid M. Evans and the other elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. have years of experience handling financial elder abuse cases throughout the State of California, here in San Francisco and all over the Bay Area. If you suspect any financial elder abuse of a loved one or you yourself, call us at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.