Monday, June 27, 2016
Reports of elder financial abuse in Sacramento County surged to 72% as the public gained awareness of this type of crime and the baby boomer population increased. Technology has made it easier to take advantage of victims with declining mental and physical fitness. Sacramento County, however, reinstated their financial abuse unit in January 2015, hoping to alleviate the problem. The unit’s social workers have developed expertise in the financial abuse area and will have handled approximately 150 cases since June 2015.
See Brad Branan, Reports of Elder Financial Abuse Surge in Sacramento County, Sacramento Bee, June 25, 2016.
Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.