Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Immoralities of Jennifer Smith

True crime- The operator of an adult living facility has a resident committed to a psychiatric hospital so she can steal her assets.

By Joe Roubicek, author of FINANCIAL ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY; A Detective's Case Files Of Exploitation Crimes

Our villain, Jennifer Smith, lost her precious freedom by way of an arrest for her exploitation of Christine Cobb, but at least she had a choice in the matter. Like any other person accused of a crime, Smith was also presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
She had constitutional rights.
Christine, on the other hand, was presumed to be mentally ill and had to prove otherwise to win back her freedom – simply because Smith said that she was crazy. Smith had more rights as a criminal than Christine Cobb had as an upstanding and decent senior citizen who was simply accused of “being crazy.”
This was an immoral social injustice.

Free Download: The Immoralities of Jennifer Smith

See also:
Guardian Abuse: Keeping It In The Family

Advocate for the Elderly

Financial Abuse of the Elderly


Anonymous said...

It's heartening to learn that a member of law enforcement has taken on the sick guardian system!

Anonymous said...

The stories need to told again and again until people are afraid that it could happen to them ....AND IT COULD!

Meanwhile Christine's funds are plundered for her own defense. She isn't even entitled to a public defender to protect her rights. She pays for the defense!

Joecitizen said...

Wow, good point that I never picked up on in this case. I believe that the culprit, Jennifer, did in fact get a public defender at no cost because she claimed income because her illegal ALF was closed down immediately.
Good eye, anonymous! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't think of a more appropriate word to describe the predatory guardianship system than "Immoralities".

Anonymous said...

Thank you Joe Roubicek for your ongoing efforts to educate society.

Your professional background in law enforcement carries a lot of weight. Your true case files brings to the surface the ugly, criminal side of society unknown to many by exposing the truth, the many flaws and loopholes in the system; how the system works or doesn't work to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

We thank you, again and again, for your dedication to expose the opportunists, the predators and the criminals who are on the prowl, particularly the greedy vultures who are using the guardianship system/racket to bring a parade of fresh victims right to the predators front doors.