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Former Phila. City Hall Clerk Sentenced For Stealing Elderly Neighbor’s Benefits

Friday October 31st 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former clerk to Philadelphia City Council was sentenced today to four years’ probation and ordered to make restitution after admitting she stole Social Security benefits from an elderly neighbor in her care. Investigators say defendant Nancy Gonzalez and her then-boyfriend, the victim’s great-nephew, stole more than $30,000 intended for victim...
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Pennsylvania woman gets prison for abusing elderly husband

Tuesday October 28th 2014
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DOYLESTOWN — A 74-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman has been sentenced to at least a month in prison for beating her elderly husband and locking him, naked, outside their home in freezing temperatures. Dolores Labrum pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to charges that include simple assault, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment, the Bucks County...
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Stewart to serve jail time for thefts

Thursday October 23rd 2014
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Frank Stewart, 48, of Ramey was sentenced to serve nine months to two years in the Clearfield County Jail by Judge Paul Cherry for stealing from a disabled elderly client and a charity organization. Stewart was also ordered to pay $137,248 in restitution to the victim and $10,496 to the Lance Cusick Memorial Foundation. ...
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Luzerne, Wyoming County Elder Abuse task forces to hold seminars

Wednesday October 8th 2014
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FACTORYVILLE — The Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Elder Abuse Task Force will sponsor two seminars this month.The first is a “Senior Abuse and Fraud” seminar that will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Mathewson Park Apartments, 6 Maple St., Factoryville. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Attorney General and Victims Resource Center will...
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Caregiver convicted of stealing $500,000 from elderly man, killing him

Wednesday October 8th 2014
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A caregiver who stole more than $500,000 from an 88-year-old Rancho Bernardo man, then killed him so she could be independently wealthy was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and other charges. Denise Michelle Goodwin, 47, will be sent to prison for life without the possibility of parole at a hearing...
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David Lynn Patton Sent to Prison for Stealing from Elderly Aunt

Wednesday October 8th 2014
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David Lynn Patton Sent to Prison for Stealing from Elderly Aunt

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – It’s off to prison for David Lynn Patton of Knox. Bail for Patton, of Knox, was revoked today after a special hearing before Judge James G. Arner in the Clarion County Courthouse, and he was immediately transported to Clarion County Jail and will later be transferred to a State Prison....
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Nationally known family of thieves preys on Central New York elderly

Monday September 29th 2014
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Chanel Lakatosz’s obituary says almost nothing of her 26-year life. There’s no mention of her belonging to a family that preys on the elderly through daytime burglaries in places such as Atlantic City, Chicago, Philadelphia and other communities east of the Mississippi river. Or of her death in a Syracuse jail...
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Superior Court Affirms Ruling Against Knox Man Found Guilty of Stealing $250k from 88 year old Aunt

Wednesday September 24th 2014
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CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed the Nov. 6, 2012, conviction of a Knox man for the theft of over $250,000.00 from his 88-year old aunt. David Lynn Patton, of Knox, was found guilty in Clarion Court of Common Pleas on a total of 95 counts of Theft by...
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Owner of Costa Rican Call Center Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Elderly Through Sweepstakes Scam

Monday September 22nd 2014
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A dual United States-Costa Rican citizen pleaded guilty today for his role in a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of elderly Americans. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina made the announcement. Geoffrey...
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Court Decision Sets Precedent & Raises Awareness of Elder Abuse

Monday September 15th 2014
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A NYC Housing Court judge recently  found in favor of an older adult who was being abused by, and lived in fear of his immediate family members (Housing Court Huggins v. Randolph). Kings County Judge, Susan F. Avery, JHC based a significant portion of her findings on the rights of older adults to live...
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