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Nursing Home Resident Victim of Financial Elder Abuse and Embezzlement

Protecting SC Nursing Home Residents: Dealing with Financial Elder Abuse and Embezzlement On Tuesday, February 10th, a resident of Chico, California was arrested and charged with financial elder abuse and embezzlement after reports were verified that he embezzled over $80,000 from a nursing home resident. According to police officers at the Chico Police Department, Jeffrey McClure may have … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Takes Turn As Nursing Homes Seize Patients Like Assets

Nursing Homes Force Debt Repayment by Seizing Patients in Strange New Twist on Financial Elder Abuse A new report has uncovered a terrible new form of financial elder abuse being committed by nursing homes, focusing on the Manhattan area of New York City. The study, conducted by Hunter College and The New York Times, investigated 700 cases of guardianship cases filed in Manhattan in the last 10 … [Read more...]

Two Former Employees Face Theft, Nursing Home Abuse Charges

Alabama Nursing Home Employees Face Theft, Nursing Home Abuse Charges As the Baby Boomer population ages, and more people not only retire but suffer serious health problems, the population residing in nursing homes is growing. Statistics show that there are often not enough trained nurses and nursing assistants in nursing homes, which can lead to emotional, physical, and financial nursing home … [Read more...]

Montana Woman Charged for Financial Elder Abuse

Montana Resident Charged with Financial Elder Abuse and Theft A woman residing in Havre, Montana, has been charged with financial elder abuse after she stole $50,000 worth of cash and property from an elderly Hi-Line man. Court documents for the financial elder abuse charges show that Lisa L. Cole, the defendant, was the victim’s power of attorney, which means she had legal control over the … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Increases During Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Can Lead to Financial Elder Abuse The Medicare Open Enrollment periods lasts from October 15th to December 7th, and AARP reports that numerous Medicare scams, perpetrating financial elder abuse, increase during that period as well. The most common Medicare scam according to the AARP bulletin, involves a scammer posing as an employee of the Centers for Medicare … [Read more...]

Woman Faces Felony Financial Elder Abuse Charges for Embezzlement

Woman Embezzled $460,000 from Nursing Home Residents, Faces Felony Financial Elder Abuse Charges A Michigan woman has been charged with felony financial elder abuse after investigators discovered that she had embezzled $460,000 from several nursing home residents, who desperately need their money. Tina Marie Binkley, 44, was indicted on Thursday, October 16th, with two charges of felony … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Scam Lands SC Man in Jail

SC Resident Guilty of Financial Elder Abuse Scam on California Man A resident of South Carolina pleaded guilty in September to charges of financial elder abuse in California after he created a fake sweepstakes scam that stole the life savings of a former Catholic priest living in San Diego. Earl Roberts, Jr, 31 years old, pleaded guilty last month to theft from an elderly person, which is a … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Fastest Growing Crime in America

Financial Elder Abuse Fastest Growing Crime As Elderly Population Grows A new study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that financial elder abuse is the fastest growing crime in the United States. According to Adult Protective Services, 60% of their cases involve theft of money or property from an elderly person. Most cases of financial elder abuse unfortunately involve an … [Read more...]

Telemarketing Scams Are Financial Elder Abuse

Complaints Against Telemarketing Companies Allege Financial Elder Abuse and Telemarketing Scams In 2013, two of the most serious consumer complaints were elder abuse and telemarketing campaigns, with telemarketing scams often the root cause of many cases of financial elder abuse. A report by the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators asked 40 … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse through Trust Funds is Too Common

Former Nursing Home Worker Charged with Financial Elder Abuse Through Trust Funds A nursing home administrator at a skilled nursing facility in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, was charged with financial elder abuse through trust funds on Tuesday, July 15th. Roberta Donaldson, 67, a resident of Enid, OK, worked as the administrator for the Willow Haven Nursing Home in Tonkawa. Per the probable cause … [Read more...]