Carolyn J. Cassar, of Rochester, Minnesota, continually suffered terrible tragedies and needed money. Her daughter died in a car crash. Her ex-husband was accused of killing her sister overseas. Unfortunately, her elderly neighbors believed the tales of woe. Over six years, they gave her $840,000. Cassar has pleaded guilty.
The end of the article reports that every year, approximately 2.1 million elderly Americans are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. It’s a problem that is only going to get worse.