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Verdict reached in Albany elderly exploitation trial

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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 ...

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

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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...

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Rockdale County PEARL Program Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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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...

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DeKalb County man sentenced for exploiting elderly aunt

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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...

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

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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 ...

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In Georgia, romance scammers are breaking hearts — and pocketbooks

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Legislature Adopts Sweeping Reforms for Senior Care Homes

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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...