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Palm Beach County Starts Guardianship Fraud Hotline

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to being exploited by their caretakers. This is why the Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller started the county’s guardianship fraud hotline last October. The hotline has since received 57 calls, which have led to 13 investigations into possible fraudulent activity. The police have taken control of 12 of these cases.

The need for such a hotline is apparent in the various cases of fraud against the elderly that come in all different varieties. In one case, a guardian had taken advantage of an elderly woman who has lost most of her memory to…

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