An Assembly panel approved a bill to protect frail elderly people from exploitation.
"This measure targets those individuals who prey on elderly persons age 60 and above who are suffering from a mental disease or condition rendering them incapable of making financial decisions on their own," said Sen. Christopher J. Connors (R-Ocean), a sponsor of the legislation. "Too often, persons use the trust they have gained from an elderly person left vulnerable from their unfortunate circumstances to steal through means of fraud, false promises, extortion or even intimidation."
The bill advances to the full Assembly.
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Bill Protecting Frail Elderly From Exploitation Advances to N.J. Assembly