Verdict reached in Albany elderly exploitation trial


ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The verdict was reached Thursday afternoon in the trial of a woman charged with abusing and ripping off elderly and disabled people through an unlicensed personal care home ...


Montana woman sentenced to prison for stealing more than $600,000 from elderly, blind victim under her guardianship


MISSOULA — A Butte woman who admitted to stealing more than $600,000 from an elderly and blind woman, now deceased, who was under her care, and spending the money instead on lake property, vehicles, a...


Rockdale County PEARL Program Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


June 15, 2022 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Rockdale County PEARL (Protecting our Elderly and At-risk with Resources for better Living) program believes everyone has a right to safety an...


DeKalb County man sentenced for exploiting elderly aunt


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A DeKalb County man convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from his elderly aunt has been sentenced to spend a year behind bars. Thursday, a DeKalb County Superior Court...


Elderly woman taken from Illinois, financially exploited after being brought to Conyers


Police said the woman neglected and financially exploited the 81-year-old for months. CONYERS, Ga. — A Conyers woman is accused of taking an elderly woman from Illinois then neglecting her for months ...


In Georgia, romance scammers are breaking hearts — and pocketbooks

Romance Scams

Olunwadamilare Kolaogunbule spent four years creating fake profiles on dating websites, love bombing women to create the appearance of a romantic relationship then asking his victims for money. His pl...


Local pastor, wife charged with running illegal group home, holding elderly against their will.


The Griffin Police Department has arrested a man who claims to be a local pastor and his wife for running an unlicensed personal care home.  Investigators said EMS was called out the home along Valley...


Woman charged with stealing more than $60,000 from elderly family member.


CARROLLTON, Ga. — A Carrollton woman has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from one of her family members. Police say Nicole Danielle Veal, 34, made several withdrawals over the last sev...


Alzheimer’s ‘A Community Disease’ That Doesn’t Discriminate


Chris Stearns acted as a caregiver for his grandmother, Wilma, and his father, Donald, so he “got to know the physical and mental challenges caregivers undergo,” he said. Alzheimer’s...


Legislature Adopts Sweeping Reforms for Senior Care Homes


A bill to improve staffing, training and accountability in Georgia’s senior care homes is headed to Gov. Brian Kemp after the House on Wednesday approved a Senate version of HB 987.  The House u...