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Senior and Vulnerable Adult Abuse

The State’s Attorney’s Office defines crimes against seniors as any criminal act involving a victim who is 65 years of age or older.  A vulnerable adult is an adult who lacks the physical or mental capacity to provide for the adult's daily needs.

Crimes committed against seniors may be physical or financial.

Criminal activity may include:

• financial exploitation by anyone including family members, care takers, or fiduciaries;
• physical abuse or neglect by a spouse, family member, or caretaker;
• schemes targeting seniors such as confidence scams, phishing scams and investment schemes.


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