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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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Keeping an eye on the Bank of Mum

Wednesday May 20th 2015
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Australians are living longer and living richer than at any time in our history. The Intergenerational Report predicts that 40,000 people will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2055. Some older women will enjoy their wealth – travelling the world, with their luggage broadcasting that they are ‘spending their children’s inheritance’. Others will live in...
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Stepping up protection for the elderly

Wednesday May 20th 2015
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Everyone knows, right, that the elderly are among the most vulnerable members of our society. It’s the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States — what with about 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day — not that 65 is the threshold for being elderly. The point is that this demographic...
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Teresa Osborne confirmed as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Wednesday May 20th 2015
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Teresa Osborne confirmed as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging

HARRISBURG — Teresa Osborne is the new secretary of the Department of Aging. Osborne was confirmed Wednesday by a unanimous vote by the Senate. A native of Scranton, Osborne served as executive director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging. She previously served as chancellor and chief operating officer of the Diocese of...
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Hobbled Korean War vet, wife, abducted by three women

Monday April 27th 2015
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An 86-year-old Korean War veteran and his 55-year-old wife told police they were kidnapped Thursday morning by three women who forced them to open a bank account and rent two cars for them. Shaken and unharmed but indignant, the couple on Saturday recounted the bizarre tale of their six-hour abduction ordeal. Police said five...
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Monday April 27th 2015
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The Institute on Protective Services is now on Twitter @InstituteOnPS and Facebook Institute on Protective Services.  Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest in the field of #ElderJustice.
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Mount Carmel man withdraws elder abuse no contest plea

Monday April 27th 2015
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SUNBURY – A Mount Carmel man, who previously pleaded no contest to three criminal charges for neglecting his elderly mother and forging her pension checks totaling more than $1,150, withdrew his plea Monday morning because he claims he’s innocent of the offenses. Joseph Francis Campbell, 57, who was scheduled to be sentenced by Judge...
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Is Harper Lee killing her own Mockingbird?

Monday April 6th 2015
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In February, the internationally acclaimed novelist Harper Lee surprised the world with news that in July, HarperCollins will publish her second novel, Go Set a Watchman. The publisher unveiled the cover two weeks ago. Written before her masterwork To Kill a Mockingbird, this one had been buried in a drawer for decades. Long ago,...
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Sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from elderly clients

Thursday March 26th 2015
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A Northfield (NJ) attorney who used her work with elderly clients to bilk them out of millions was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. “I and I alone allowed this to happen,” Barbara Lieberman told the judge before being sentenced. “I alone put my law license and the integrity of the legal profession...
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