Officials say the downturn in the economy has led to far greater exploitation of the elderly as younger family members prey upon older relatives.
More and more, adult children are moving in with aging parents because of the tough economic times and then victimizing them. What can start as using some of their parents' money for gas can escalate into totally wiping out their parents' assets, according to area officials.
A hurting economy can make whatever funds are coming in all that more tempting for others, said Ellen Brooks, Montgomery County district attorney.
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Exploiting Their Elders: Crimes Against Aging Parents Rise as Economy Falters