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How A Woman Was Barely Sentenced For Abusing Her Mother

elderly-abuse_180x120-150x119A Greenacres woman accused of abusing and stealing money from her own mother faced a judge Monday morning. Jessica Rampersadsingh was sentenced to six years of probation and is now required to pay $25,000 in restitution.

That is a small fraction of the amount she’s accused of stealing from her elderly mother.

Last year, Rampersadsingh was arrested and accused of draining her mother’s bank account of $140,000 in the course of 8 months. Investigators say she would give her mother medication, then get her to write checks, allegedly threatening to throw the handicapped woman on the street if she didn’t do as told.

In the meantime, investigators claim Rampersadsingh badly abused her mother. According to a police report, “Jessica stopped buying food at the grocery store, stopped bathing her and stopped helping her completely.” The report goes on to claim that Rampersadsingh told investigators, “she didn’t think she did anything wrong.”

This article was taken directly from a post in WPTV News.

Abuse and the Law

According to Florida Statute 825.102:

(1) “Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult” means:

(a) Intentional infliction of physical or psychological injury upon an elderly person or disabled adult;

(b) An intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or psychological injury to an elderly person or disabled adult; or

(c) Active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or psychological injury to an elderly person or disabled adult.

A person who knowingly or willfully abuses an elderly person or disabled adult without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to the elderly person or disabled adult commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

Abuse Defense

If you have been accused of, or know anyone that has been accused of abuse of an elderly person, you need someone on your side to understand your point of view. Everyone’s circumstances are different; the best person to have in your corner in this situation is a criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation and build a strong defense case to get you the best possible result.

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