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Dealing with elder financial abuse

Posted: Friday, Jan 31st, 2014

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee addresses a body of financial instituions Thursday in Santa Cruz about elderly financial abuse. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

SANTA CRUZ Scams and financial abuse that target the elderly and dependent adults were brought into sharp focus Thursday for representatives of various financial institutions around the county.

Adult Protective Services put on the event, said Sandy Skezas, program manager.

A chief goal of the event was to highlight the importance to bankers of reporting reasonable suspicion in banking activities such as abrupt withdrawals, irregular transactions like a giant Western Union wire transfer or sending cash abroad.

For the complete article see the 02-01-2014 issue.

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