Financial elder abuse still high in Oregon. Only Multnomah County has a record that’s worse!

A comprehensive study of elder financial abuse found that the problem remains high in Southern Oregon.
The study lumped Jackson and Josephine counties together and found that the region has the second highest percentage of statewide financial elder abuse cases in the state, behind Multnomah County. "Financial exploitation of individuals over the age of 65 and with physical disabilities is the most commonly investigated type of abuse that community adult protective services addresses in Oregon," said Marie Cervantes, director of OAAPI, in a news release. The study found that financial exploitation in Oregon takes many forms aside from stolen money, including theft of medications, jewelry, vehicles, real estate, food stamps, ATM cards and personal property. What’s most troubling for financial detectives is that most of the local crimes against elders are committed by family members, Mak said.
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