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Fraud Victimizing Seniors on Rise

September 15, 2009  | 

Fraud crime against seniors has become such a concern that Macomb (Mich.) County Assistant Prosecutor Suzanne Faunce focuses only on crimes against elderly people.

Surprisingly, she said, most of the embezzlement cases she deals with involve family members. In one instance, a daughter spent $113,000 in 10 months on mall shopping and fast food from funds that her elderly mother saved for assisted living.

"If they're alive, they need their money -- it's not there so people can steal it," Faunce said.

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