Elder Abuse

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SFPD’s Cantonese Video Warns Elderly Asians Of Jewelry Scam

The San Francisco Police Department has produced a video in Cantonese that warns elderly members of the Chinese American community about a scam that has netted thieves more than a million dollars in cash and jewelry over the past few months.


Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman. (CBS)

Alameda County Judge Charged With Elder Abuse Still Hearing Cases

A judge charged with stealing at least $1.6 million from an elderly neighbor remains on the bench.


Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman. (CBS)

Alameda County Judge Arraigned On Elder Theft, Perjury Charges

An Alameda County Superior Court judge was arraigned Friday on charges that he stole at least $1.6 million from a 97-year-old neighbor in the Berkeley hills over the course of more than a decade.


71-year-old Aldo Joseph Baccala of Petaluma is accused of stealing $20 million from investors in a Ponzi scheme. (CBS)

Petaluma Man Accused In $20 Million Ponzi Scheme Delays Entering Plea

The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office and California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a 164-count complaint Thursday against a Petaluma man suspected of stealing $20 million from dozens of investors in an alleged securities fraud Ponzi scheme.



Petaluma Man Arrested In Multimillion Dollar Ponzi Scheme

A Petaluma man who allegedly stole more than $20 million from dozens of investors in a Ponzi scheme has been arrested, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced Tuesday.



ConsumerWatch: Elder Financial Abuse Skyrocketing

Elder financial abuse is one of the fastest growing crimes in America, costing seniors $2.9 billion a year, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.


Gold Jewelry

Arrests Made In Scam Targeting Elderly SF Asian Women

Several women from Hong Kong were arrested at San Francisco International Airport in connection with a scam to rob elderly Asian women of jewelry and cash.



SF D.A. Addresses Elder Abuse During Awareness Month

San Francisco has launched a campaign to safeguard seniors during the month of May, which has been designated Elder Abuse Awareness Month.


Kenneth Chin

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over SF Dementia Patient Left At Wrong Location

An elder abuse and wrongful death case has been filed in California Superior Court in the disappearance and death of a San Francisco dementia patient who was missing for 10 days before being found by a dog walker, dead in a park.



Clayton Man Accused Of Trying To Defraud Parents

A Clayton man’s alleged plan to defraud his elderly parents of their home last month was thwarted by Contra Costa County’s new fraud notification program.