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.