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Aug 16, 2018 by |

San Mateo County and California Financial Elder Abuse Attorney: Keep Checks and Valuables Safe!

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Financial Elder Abuse Strikes in San Mateo County

An East Palo Alto man was recently charged with check fraud and financial elder abuse of a 74- year-old county resident. [1]  The story reveals just how vulnerable seniors can be and how fast a criminal can prey on an elderly victim.  In the reported case, an elderly woman hired a man to repair the deck on her home.  While there, he managed to steal a book of checks. He forged her signature and began cashing a series of checks right away.  He stole an estimated $6900 in just over a month.

Reporting financial elder abuse promptly to the police and Adult Protective Services is important. But you should also pursue civil remedies immediately and the California financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. can help.  Our California elder abuse attorneys fight elder abuse in California courts every day.  We know how devastating financial elder abuse can be and we pursue all remedies against wrongdoers.  If you or someone you know is suffering from financial elder abuse in San Mateo County or elsewhere in California, call us today at 415-441-8669.

Financial elder abuse is often criminal, such as in this case. But financial elder abuse may also be financial exploitation of a senior that falls short of criminal conduct.  For example, an insurance agent or financial advisor may sell a senior insurance policies or annuities resulting in large sales commissions, a trustee or other fiduciary may put their own interests before those of an elder settlor or principal, or an attorney-in-fact operating with a senior’s Power of Attorney may exploit the Power of Attorney for his or her own gain.  California law defines financial elder abuse broadly: any “taking” of a senior’s property for a “wrongful use” constitutes financial elder abuse in our State.  Anyone who knowingly “assists” in the taking is also an elder abuser under the law.  Our California elder abuse attorneys represent seniors in San Mateo County and throughout California who have been the victims of any type of financial exploitation by any kind of actor.  Call us at (415)441-8669 when you first suspect a problem.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one been the victim of financial elder abuse in San Mateo County or elsewhere in California, contact financial elder abuse attorney Ingrid Evans and the other Evans Law Firm financial elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud.  We can guide your case through a jury trial, through a FINRA arbitration if required when the abuser is a broker or financial advisor, or toward an equitable settlement.  We handle cases involving financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. is not involved in the case in any way.

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