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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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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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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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Georgia Department of Human Services

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Failure to provide shelter, clothing, food, water or medical care is considered neglect. If you know an older adult or person with a disability who is being abused or neglected, please complete a repo...

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Remains identified as elderly Covington man; daughter charged with concealing his death

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COVINGTON — The human remains found at Bert Adams Boy Scout Camp in August have been identified as those of an elderly Covington man, and the man’s daughter has been charged in connection with the cas...