COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) will join a coalition of advocates for a press conference on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to announce proposed reforms aimed at combating and preventing fraud committed against Ohio's seniors. 

Approximately 90 percent of all reported financial crimes against seniors are committed by caregivers or family members. Nationally, seniors lose an estimated $2.9 billion to fraud each year. Only 44 out of every 1,000 cases are reported to the authorities. 

Existing law presents various challenges to adequately reporting and investigating suspected cases of senior fraud. The proposed legislation seeks to address this problem by increasing public awareness and ensuring consistent education among organizations responsible for detecting such crimes. The bill would also strengthen penalties for financially exploiting Ohio's seniors.

WHO:
State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville)
Representative from Ohio Attorney General's Office
Representative from Ohio Department of Aging
Representative from Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association
Representative from Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Representative from LeadingAge Ohio
Representative from Ohio Bankers League
Representative from Community Bankers Association of Ohio
Representative from Ohio Credit Union League

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Senate Press Briefing Room, Ohio Statehouse

MEDIA CONTACT:
Please direct media inquiries to Clark Siddle by phone at (614) 466-9009 or by e-mail at Clark.Siddle@OhioSenate.gov.

 
 
 
  
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