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Not Eaxctly "Weekend at Bernie’s": Minnesota Man Suspected of Taking Dead Mother to Bank to Withdraw Money

By Elaine Magliaro

Earlier this week, news media reported that police in Plymouth, Minnesota, were investigating a man named David Vanzo  “for elderly neglect and financial exploitation of his mother…” Tom Lyden ( 635 more words

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Man accused of taking mother’s dead body to bank to withdraw money from her account

David Vanzo’s mother died two weeks ago just days short of her 91st birthday. Now police are alleging that on the day she passed he took his mother’s dead body to the bank in order to withdraw money from her account – waiting seven hours before finally reporting her death to authorities. 214 more words


Watching Out for Bad-Faith Brokers

Your broker or financial advisor is someone you should be able to trust, especially if you’re a senior citizen. Yet it’s an unfortunate reality that financial elder abuse is perpetrated by those in positions of trust, and that’s why vetting financial professionals is worth every penny. 312 more words

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse & Abuse of Authority

When someone hurts our senior citizens, such wrongdoing isn’t just an individual matter – it’s a flagrant challenge to our whole community. And just as members of families and neighborhoods should look out for each other, so we also trust public servants to protect the most vulnerable among us. 342 more words

Elder Abuse

Assisted Suicide & Undue Influence

Of all recent developments in elder law, the coordinated push to allow for physician-assisted suicide is likely the most controversial. The assisted-suicide movement received an enormous publicity boost due to the death last year of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old New Jersey woman terminally ill with brain cancer. 378 more words

Elder Abuse

Prescreened Credit and Insurance Offers

By Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

If you are like me, you get lots of different, unsolicited offers in the mail nearly every day. New credit card offers, loans, insurance, and they often say you are “prequalified” and have been “pre-screened.” The following is information is from the Federal Trade Commission about what these offers mean and how you stop the receiving them in the mail. 812 more words

Scams And Fraudulent Business Practices

Fighting Elder Abuse: An Expert's View

Dr. Mark Lachs, co-chief of Weill Cornell Medical College’s division of geriatric medicine, speaks on keeping our senior citizens – and our communities – safe from elder abuse and exploitation.  43 more words

Elder Abuse