Thursday, April 5, 2007

“The Crime of the 21st Century.”

New law protects senior Thadeus Greenson/The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 01/23/2007 04:29:18 AM PST Re-print 4-5-2007

More and more of these cases are coming in the form of elder financial abuse, which is growing so fast that it is being dubbed by some as “the crime of the 21st century.”

“They are very clever, very resourceful and they know how to trigger people's emotions.”

Under the new law, banks also could face a $5,000 fine for failing to report suspicious activity.
Hufft said one of the more disturbing aspect of these crimes is that they are often committed by family members.

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