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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...

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Families Struggle for Answers in Senior Care Investigations

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Since her sister died in early April, Clarissa Strickland has wrestled with feelings of guilt and anger at how the final weeks at a metro-area assisted living facility played out. Nan Durrett’s health...

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Senior Care Facility Owner Arrested After Deplorable Conditions Discovered

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The owner of a 21-bed North Georgia senior care facility was arrested this week on an elder cruelty charge after the Dade County sheriff discovered a single staff member caring for nine residents in s...

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Georgia Leaders Launch New Elder Abuse Task Force

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Tuesday marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and state leaders want Georgians to know they have a resource should an adult in their life be exploited. “Sometimes they...