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Financial Exploitation

In the 1935 play Kind Lady, an elderly woman is befriended by a family that subsequently robs her of her money and possessions. Unfortunately, this crime happens in real life all too frequently. This form of abuse includes cashing the victim’s pension checks and keeping the money, forging the victim’s signature, misusing a power of attorney, coercing the victim to sign a will or a deed to property, and outright stealing. An elderly person who makes any sudden changes in legal documents such as wills or deeds or who transfers large sums of money out of a bank account for no apparent reason, may well be the victim of exploitation.

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