Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation aims to protect vulnerable Hoosiers

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TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS—Secretary of State Connie Lawson has partnered with other experts in fraud prevention to create IN-CASE, or the Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation, to protect seniors against those who would exploit them.

IN-CASE began four years ago when the senior medical patrol director of the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (IAAAA) began hosting networking groups of government agencies and organizations.

These organizations aimed to serve older adults and educate them or their caregivers on how to prevent numerous types of fraud.

It is estimated that elderly citizens in America lose up to $36.5 billion dollars each year due to financial exploitation, abuse, and scams.

The number of older citizens in America is increasing rapidly, according to the Indiana Business Research Center with the IU Kelley School of Business. Chris Naylor with the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council believes that this creates a “growing marketplace for those who may be looking to take advantage of vulnerable adults.”

Lawson said she wants to use IN-CASE as an opportunity to improve their efforts by teaming up with others who are equally committed to protecting the senior citizens in Indiana. IN-CASE’s overall goal is to prevent and end senior exploitation and abuse by educating, encouraging, and empowering their citizens.

 

The Office of the Indiana Secretary of State and IAAAA are partnered with the Indiana FSSA Division of Aging, Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Better Business Bureau Serving Central Indiana, AARP Indiana, Indiana Legal Services, and other state, public, and private organizations.

Upon the creation of IN-CASE, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has declared June 9-15 the Indiana Elder Abuse Awareness Week. To learn more about IN-CASE and their teachings, please visit www.IN-CASE.org.

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  2. The greatest move in indiana to date. Even though overdue. She gets my vote. And I will campaign in my own way for Connie even received a return call after a comment submitted about to respond. Let’s make wrong doers responsible, and the Delaware courts needs to be educated and responsible for their actions to seniors. The judges there are seniors but have money for their care after older age. Most seniors exploited do not but fall in the hands of selfish greedy grandchildren like 18CO50712GU24, left undone because of a judges favortism and bias for Muhammad Zaki Ali public defender in his court….and chip Alexander in Cannons court . Lennington lost his judgeship…report public report….abuse , fraud of all sorts is a crime. Delaware county just don’t care, have no appetite unless it hits their household. Well it affects the community and it got to be addressed and prosecuted…from this point and go forth 365 days a year

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  3. Going to post daily….. for : Post for public. Include my personal info. For contact…comments. The greatest move in indiana to date. Even though overdue. She gets my vote. And I will campaign in my own way for Connie even received a return call after a comment submitted about to respond. Let’s make wrong doers responsible, and the Delaware courts needs to be educated and responsible for their actions to seniors. The judges there are seniors but have money for their care after older age. Most seniors exploited do not but fall in the hands of selfish greedy grandchildren like 18CO50712GU24, left undone because of a judges favortism and bias for Muhammad Zaki Ali public defender in his court….and chip Alexander in Cannons court . Lennington lost his judgeship…report public report….abuse , fraud of all sorts is a crime. Delaware county just don’t care, have no appetite unless it hits their household. Well it affects the community and it got to be addressed and prosecuted…from this point and go forth 365 days a year

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