Our hearts are always saddened to hear reports of elder abuse and we were truly taken aback by a case reported in Camp Verde on August 10 by My Radio Place. News reports indicate that a 90-year-old woman was defrauded by her caretaker over a four-month period. The caregiver was writing out checks to herself from the woman’s checkbook and also convinced her to make several costly decisions in her banking that amounted to more than $72k over the four months.
The woman was unaware of the thefts and the illegal acts totaling $100,000 were discovered by her granddaughter during a routine review of her grandmother’s bank account. We are deeply sorry for the pain and suffering this theft has caused the woman and hope she is able to recover all of the lost funds.
What to Do If Your Family Member is a Victim of Camp Verde Elder Abuse
Cases of AZ elder abuse often go undetected for long periods of time, like in this case, because the elderly are perfect targets for theft and abuse. If your elderly love one is a victim of abuse, he or she may not realize it, may be too afraid to tell you, or may not be able to tell you due to a medical condition. If you discover that your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, you should first seek prompt medical attention. Even in cases where the primary abuse was financial, you should still go to a doctor to be certain the injuries were only to the bank account. Next, you should contact the police and a good attorney, both of whom can help you hold the abuser accountable.
Why Involve a Camp Verde Elder Abuse Attorney
Although the abuser has been arrested in this case, the family may still consider needing the assistance of a skilled Camp Verde elder abuse attorney to help them recover the stolen funds. Experienced attorneys would work with the family and with the bank to determine the exact amount of the fraudulently obtained funds and would negotiate with the abuser to recover all of the funds plus additional compensation for the family’s pain and suffering through this difficult time. We would do whatever it takes to settle the case quickly and bring the family peace of mind. If you suspect elder abuse, don’t wait; call attorneys Alexis and Mark Breyer now.