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Funeral-home owner avoids jail in theft of $300,000 and woman’s house

Monday June 22nd 2015
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THE ELDERLY women who sat on their front porches on a hot June afternoon while children played in the pool at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center across the street found the case of Antoine Turay unbelievable. Turay, who runs Turay Memorial Funeral Chapel, on 22nd Street near Sergeant, in North Philadelphia, had just...
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Philadelphia Woman Charged With Stealing From Elderly And Deceased Bank Customers

Thursday June 18th 2015
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MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – A Philadelphia woman is accused of stealing more than $430,000 from elderly bank customers. According to the Delaware County DA, 60-year-old Catherine Allman, of Philadelphia, stole the funds from both the elderly and the estates of the deceased over a 10-year period while she was working at Iron Workers Bank....
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Two brothers get 20 years for roofing scam targeting the elderly

Wednesday June 17th 2015
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Two brothers have been sentenced to 20 years for preying on the elderly, charging them exorbitant fees for shoddy roof work, DeKalb County authorities said Tuesday. Keith Ogles, 50, of Jonesboro, and Jeffrey Ogles, 52, of Griffin, who pleaded guilty to financial exploitation of the elderly and home repair fraud, must serve 10 of...
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Daughter of Pa. woman who froze to death in home is charged

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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This is no way for a 66-year-old woman to die: As the Associated Press reports, the thermostat of the Shamokin, Pa., home was at 56 degrees, but only because that was the lowest setting, the coroner testified. But the estimated the temperature inside the home was actually below freezing, and police later found the...
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Pa. group takes first steps to protect seniors

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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Statewide reforms to improve protections and justice for older Pennsylvanians are in the works. A state Supreme Court committee is examining the proposed expansion of a rule that allows the courts to preserve testimony of victims who might not be available to testify if a case languishes in the system. The rule may be...
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Elder abuse: A hidden but timely topic

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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LORDS VALLEY – Elder abuse can take many forms. Taking advantage of senior citizens, an issue in society in general, is no stranger in Pike County, Pennsylvania. Tackling the challenges is the Pike County Elder Task Force, a coalition of local senior citizen services, law enforcement, local legislators and other concerned parties. Information was...
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Mount Penn woman admits to stealing $41,000 from elderly man

Tuesday June 9th 2015
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A Mount Penn woman admitted in Berks County Court Wednesday that she stole more than $41,000 from an 83-year-old man by convincing him she was his caretaker in 2009. Jolyn J. Aulenbach, 52, of the first block of Pennwynn Terrace, pleaded guilty before President Judge Paul M. Yatron to theft by deception and conspiracy...
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$315K bilked from elderly couple Tamaqua restaurateur charged

Monday June 1st 2015
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Alfonso “Alfie” Picone, 44, of 181 Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua, part owner and manager of La Dolce Casa/DiMaggio’s Restaurant in Tamaqua, was arrested Thursday and arraigned on charges related to bilking an elderly couple out of more than $315,000. Rush Township police charged Picone with felony counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities...
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Police: Couple stole from mom, 88, in nursing home

Friday May 22nd 2015
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MAHONING TWP. — A son and his wife allegedly stole more than $13,000 from his 88-year-old mother who lives in a nursing home, resulting in her account drained and her owing money for her care. Mahoning Township Police Chief Chad Thomas charged Steven J. Wesolowski, 58, and Christine S. Wesolowski, 63, of 123 Pepper...
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25-year-old convicted in Jamaican lottery scam

Friday May 22nd 2015
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 25-year-old man was convicted Thursday for his role in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.  Sanjay Williams, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, was found guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering and faces up to 40 years in prison. Investigators...
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