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Son Charged with Financial Abuse of an Elder

A man has been charged for financially exploiting his 77-year-old mother who suffered from dementia and was living in a nursing home. Since she moved into the nursing home 18 months ago, her 54-year-old son began cashing her pension checks, took out a reverse mortgage on her home, and wrote checks to himself for large sums of money. He was often seen accompanying his mother to the bank across the street where he would cash these checks. Bank officials noticed this suspicious activity and contacted police, who arrested him on one of his trips to the bank. This kind of financial exploitation targeting the elderly frequently happens when people take advantage of an older person’s weak physical or mental state. To read more about this case of elderly financial abuse, follow the link.