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What is the Sentence for Crimes Against Elderly People?

What is the Sentence for Crimes Against Elderly People?

Crimes against elderly people often go unreported because the victim’s rarely contact authorities themselves. Usually, a witness or friend recognize something odd occurring and report the discrepancies to the authorities. Crimes against elderly people usually encompass fraud, burglary, theft, or any money-related crime. One Tequesta woman, 65, was young and nimble enough to escape a serious assault on her life. Assault on a Person 65 or Older According to WTPV News, a 33-year-old Tequesta woman with bipolar disorder was arrested on charges of assault on a person 65 years or older and committed for an involuntary mental health exam after she tried to kill her mother with a knife Saturday morning. According to a police report, Amy Kuryla swung a knife under her mother’s chin saying, “You are going to… […]

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What is the Seniors vs. Crimes Project?

What is the Seniors vs. Crimes Project?

All over South Florida, seniors are banding together to protect their own. Florida now has a growing army of “Senior Sleuths” dedicated to catching people who commit crimes against the elderly. These retirees and other silver-haired volunteers do everything from spend their time on the phone while in bed to conducting undercover investigations. Seniors vs. Crime The Seniors vs. Crimes project is expanding in South Florida with thousands of volunteers who investigate complaints from elderly consumers, according to the Palm Beach Post. These complaints can range from a roofer taking a deposit and disappearing, to fraud, to phone companies neglected to repay customers they over-billed. One great example of the Senior Sleuths taking down crime is when an 83-year-old man participated in an undercover operation in Tampa that eventually led… […]

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How Serious is Grand Theft of an Elderly Person?

How Serious is Grand Theft of an Elderly Person?

Have you ever wondered what type of felony it is to steal from an elderly person? Because of their age, it is a very sensitive crime and depending on the amount, can be a first, second ,or third degree felony. According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, two women employed by the state have been caught taking advantage of an elderly woman and stealing from her while she was hospitalized for dementia. Grand Theft of an Elderly Person The women were adult protective investigators with the Florida Department of Children and Families. They were assigned to protect 85-year-old Jane Janssen and instead stole about $20,000 from her bank accounts. Palm Beach Police conducted an investigation and arrested the women, Mindi Marie Berry, 33, and her DCF supervisor, Greta… […]

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How A Woman Was Barely Sentenced For Abusing Her Mother

How A Woman Was Barely Sentenced For Abusing Her Mother

A 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… […]

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