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DA: Contractor Took $450,000 From Elderly Homeowner

Wednesday August 13th 2014
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SHENANDOAH — Investigators in Schuylkill County are trying to find a contractor who allegedly ripped off an elderly man in Shenandoah. Schuylkill County detectives say Anthony Montanari a contractor from Weston in Luzerne County took more than $450,000 from an elderly man in Shenandoah Heights, promising to do work on his home that was...
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OAPS Training Calendar for 2014 – 2015

Monday August 11th 2014
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During the 2014-15 training period, will be offering seven basic enrichment trainings, two sessions of the basic OAPS trainings,  two five year refresher trainings, and three advanced/supervisor enrichment trainings. Below you will find a listing of our trainings as well as a link to training and registration information.  These course are open to Area...
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OAPS Basic Enrichment – Financial Exploitation Investigations – October 15, 2014 – State College

Monday August 11th 2014
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On October 15, 2014 we are offering the training Financial Exploitation Investigations in State College. This training is open to Area Agency on Aging staff and provides protective services enrichment credits. This course will review and build on the investigative foundations developed by Certified Fraud Examiner Linda Mill.    It will focus on standardized...
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OAPS Basic Enrichment – Financial Exploitation Investigations – November 18, 2014 – Wexford

Monday August 11th 2014
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On November 18, 2014 we are offering the training Financial Exploitation Investigations in Wexford. This training is open to Area Agency on Aging staff and provides protective services enrichment credits. This course will review and build on the investigative foundations developed by Certified Fraud Examiner Linda Mill.    It will focus on standardized forms,...
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Personal Care Home Administrator Training: 2014-2015

Sunday August 10th 2014
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The Institute on Protective Services, funded by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Human Services Licensing, offers training for Personal Care Home Administrators. Course provide 6 credit-hours of continuing education and are offered at no cost to administrators. Sign-in for trainings is from 8:00 am – 8:30 am and the training runs from...
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Four charged in connection with ‘grandparent scam,’ Pa. Attorney General’s Office says

Thursday August 7th 2014
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Four people, including three from the Philadephia area, have been charged in connection with a scam that targeted elderly victims throughout the country to steal thousands of dollars in a “Grandparent Scam,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today. The scammers allegedly stole at least $162,600 and are accused of attempting to steal approximately $37,325...
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Homicide charge filed against niece in Hanover Township

Friday August 1st 2014
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HANOVER TWP. — Township police and Luzerne County detectives have charged Isis Ann Brown with the deadly assault of her aunt in March.  Brown, 34, has been jailed at the county correctional facility since her arrest on aggravated assault charges on March 28.Authorities allege Brown threw items at her aunt, Dorothy Koreny, 78, outside...
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DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans

Friday August 1st 2014
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Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem   Today, leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and called on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation....
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Police: Kingston man cheated landlord out of more than $1K

Thursday July 31st 2014
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A Kingston man led his landlord to believe he was helping him out by writing out checks to pay bills for him, but instead was writing them out to himself, according to an affidavit.  Ernest J. Taylor, 52, of 34 S. Loveland Ave., was charged with a single misdemeanor count of theft and seven...
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Johnstown man accused of stealing from sick, elderly aunt

Friday July 18th 2014
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RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Richland Township man has been arrested and accused of stealing from his 75-year-old aunt in the last few months of her life. Police are calling it a classic case of elder abuse with a twist. Richland Township police said they’re not surprised by the case. They told 6 News...
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