Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Law on Exploitation-Florida

A person convicted of exploiting an elder can face prison time.

Exploiting the elderly or disabled by taking $100,000 or more from them is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Exploiting them out of $20,000-$100,000 is a second-degree felony that carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence. Exploiting them in an amount less than $20,000 is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Anyone who knowingly fails to report a case of known or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, or who knowingly prevents another person from doing so, commits a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail.
Florida does have a law against Elder Exploitation and if it were to be enforced this is what it says

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another form of abuse and exploitation is the forced guardianships of the vulnerable and the elderly. Guardians and their attorneys routinely force their victims into nursing homes so they can sell off personal and real property converting to cash then bill, bill and over bill the estate. Many victims lose everything while the guardians and their attorneys enrich themselves with the assets. Victims are often isolated and neglected while being robbed of lifelong earnings. Robin Westmiller wrote "Blood Taste Lousy with Scotch", a book about guardian abuse that took place in the state of Florida. Please visit the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse at www.stopguardianabuse,org for more information about guardianship abuse.