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Another kind of elder abuse: Financial elder abuse

Last week, a trial progressed in Florida between a 100 year-old woman and the 74 year-old woman to whom she entrusted her care concerning $500,000 the 100 year-old woman claims her care giver tried to steal.

Hard of hearing and nearly blind, the 100 year-old woman met her 74 year-old friend in church. When the 100 year-old woman fell and needed to be admitted into a nursing home, their friendship soured. The 74 year-old woman, who had power of attorney over the 100 year-old woman, insisted that she remain in a nursing home.

The 74 year-old then transferred part of the $500,000 into her own accounts and the accounts of her children.

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