21 December 2014

Elder Abuse News

Robert Amonette (Provided Photo/IMPD)
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced that a man has been charged with robbing an elderly victim multiple times over the course of several months.

Robert Amonette faces one count of armed robbery and 28 counts of robbery, all felonies, after authorities say he repeatedly robbed an 86-year-old, forcing the victim to provide cash and withdraw money from a bank account.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Amonette knew his victim. The victim would leave home each day for a walk around the neighborhood and attempt to avoid Amonette, but Amonette would locate and follow the victim. Amonette would then drive the victim to a bank to withdraw cash. In one incident, Amonette was allegedly armed with a handgun.

Kirkwood's booking photo. (Credit: Rocklin Police Department)
ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Sacramento woman is facing elder abuse charges after she allegedly bought hundreds of dollars worth of stuff using a stolen identity.
Rocklin Police say that a 74-year-old victim reported that numerous unauthorized online purchases had been made from his bank account. A total of $760 worth of items was bought, police say.
UNION, W.Va. -- A Monroe County jury has ordered a woman to pay $325,000 in damages in an elder abuse case.

The circuit court jury found Betty B. Brown liable for fraud, conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duties. Jurors awarded 98-year-old Isadora Beavers $151,777 in compensatory damages and $175,000 in punitive damages.


Jean Dombrowski in a photo supplied by the Philadelphia Police Department.
The live-in caregiver of an elderly East Frankford woman was being held on assault charges after the woman in her care was found starving, covered in filth, and suffering from festering, maggot-infested sores.
She later died in what city prosecutors Monday called one of the most horrific cases of elder abuse their office has ever seen, and prosecutors are now weighing a murder charge.

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