Elder Abuse

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Robin Lyons, author websiteYou’ve heard about elder abuse. Typically, one might associate the charge with violence. Less violent, but also prevalent, are cases of defrauding an older person.

BLOG POST #234: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime case involving a repeat offender, his family, and their elderly victim.

In March 2020, the United States Department of Justice announced the most massive coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases. The current case-load alleged losses to senior victims total more than one billion dollars. Read More