Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

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.
Caregiver, Husband, Sister Charged With Bilking Dementia Patient Out Of $350KA 94-year-old retired city engineer diagnosed with dementia was bilked out of $350,000 by a nursing assistant who rehabbed her home, gave money to family members, and bought herself a Mercedes-Benz with his money, according to prosecutors.
Cops: Woman Swindled $30K From Elderly ManA north suburban woman swindled $30,000 from an elderly man to buy items for herself including gasoline, a refrigerator and a home theater system, according to authorities.
Granddaughter Accused Of Stealing Over $200,000 From GrandmaA Palatine woman has been arrested on charges she stole more than $200,000 from her 98-year-old grandmother.
Bank Manager Charged With Stealing From 80-Year-Old ManA suburban bank manager is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from the accounts of an elderly man.
Sheriff: Man Stole $900,000 From Aunt With Alzheimer'sA Melrose Park man has been charged with stealing more than $900,000 from his late aunt, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.