Elder Abuse

Caretaker Charged With Stealing From Elderly Woman, Hospice PatientA Chicago woman who worked as caretaker allegedly stole from two patients — including a woman living her last days in hospice care — and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Thursday.
DuPage County Stepping Up Effort To Combat Elder AbuseAccording to DuPage County Board member Bob Larsen, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee, there were 467 "intakes" last year in which social workers or others were needed to investigate calls about possible abuse of senior citizens or disabled adults under the age of 60.
Teens Charged With Videotaping Abuse Of Nursing Home ResidentSouth Elgin residents Chemyra Barnett, 18, of the 300 block of Watch Court; and Jacqueline Santos, 18, of the 1300 block of Timber Lane, are charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping.
'Joey The Clown' Lombardo Claims 'Elder Abuse' In NC PrisonWisecracking Chicago Outfit killer Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo claims he is being subjected to “elder abuse” as a result of being placed in solitary confinement last year in a North Carolina federal prison.
2 Investigators: Cop Allegedly Bilked Ailing Senior Of $20,000A Cook County official says Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko stole tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly man suffering from dementia. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Cook County Opens New Elder Justice CenterSenior citizens in Cook County who need help navigating the court system, or fighting fraud and abuse, now have one place to turn for information.
Grandmother Found Dead With Maggots In Hair Was Victim Of Elder Abuse: ProsecutorsA South Side woman has been charged with elderly neglect after her malnourished, bedridden grandmother was discovered dead with maggots in her hair, bed sores, skin ulcers and chemical burns caused by lying in her own urine.
Caregiver Steals $44,000 From Elderly Woman An attorney for Olga Vanis says her bank bears blame for not detecting obvious forged checks. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
2 Investigators: Caretaker Drains Elderly Man's Savings Of More Than $500,000The Cook County Public Guardians Office plans to sue the former caretaker of an elderly man for allegedly siphoning his savings of more than $500,000. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.
Couple Charged With Stealing $140,000 From Man, 96A northwest suburban couple has been charged with stealing $140,000 from a 96-year-old man.
Experts: More Seniors Being Targeted For ScamsThey're supposed to be the golden years, but in these bad economic times more and more seniors are instead being victimized – ripped off by people they trust. It's a crime that's believed to be way under-reported.
Three Counties Announce Joint Effort To Stop Elder AbuseThe state's attorneys of three counties have announced a joint effort to scrutinize the deaths of some elderly residents in the future - with the intention of putting a stop to elder abuse.
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