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Woman Uses Power of Attorney to Rip off Elderly Man

A South Pekin, Illinois woman was arrested for allegedly bilking an elderly man out of cars, loans and his pension money. The 38-year-old woman was arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly, forgery and altering titles. In August, the son of an 83-year-old Pekin man called police saying he feared his elderly father had been the victim of financial exploitation by the father’s power of attorney. During the investigation, police learned that the woman had also convinced the victim to maker her his beneficiary at the time of his death. He had been coerced by the woman to take out loans on the homes he owned to help the woman open a business. Financial exploitation has become one of the most common forms of elderly abuse. To read more about the financial exploitation, please click the link.