Elder Financial Abuse: The Silent Crime
George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney
Hubert Horatio “Skip” Humphrey III, Assistant Director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Shay Matthews, Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
Helen Karr, Elder Abuse Special Assistant, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office
You’ve heard it before: An unsuspecting elder puts his or her trust in a caregiver, only to discover that person has stolen their life savings. Elder financial abuse is often referred to as a “silent crime.” It cuts across social status, gender, race and ethnicity. In many cases, a victim might not know someone is stealing from them, or be so embarrassed that they stay silent. Perpetrators are usually loved ones, family members and caregivers putting the victim in a vulnerable position of being reliant on their abuser for help. San Francisco is home to an increasing aged population, making it ripe for elder financial crimes to occur. Our panel of speakers, including District Attorney Gascón, will discuss current prosecutorial successes in curbing scams, real estate fraud and financial abuse targeting seniors. They will also provide useful tips on how to prevent and where to report elder financial abuse.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with San Francisco Village
Program Organizer: John Milford
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