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Elder Abuse

Woman, 54, admits duping 2 elderly men; investigators say $35,000 stolen

Woman, 54, admits duping 2 elderly men; investigators say $35,000 stolen

A fur coat, pearl earrings and Sponge Bob Square Pants-themed golf clubs are among the purchases a 54-year-old woman made with some of the thousands of dollars she bilked out of two elderly men, according to investigators.

January 16, 2015 2:50 pmLoading…

Woman charged with elder abuse in theft of $50K

HAVRE — A woman faces charges of elder abuse and theft after prosecutors say she took nearly $50,000 in cash and property from an elderly Hill County man.

January 12, 2015 9:57 amLoading…
Man admits assaulting elderly mother

Man admits assaulting elderly mother

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to elder abuse on Tuesday for assaulting his mother, who is in her 70s, in May.

October 21, 2014 3:38 pmLoading…

Caregiver charged with elder abuse of Superior rancher

SUPERIOR — A Thompson Falls man accused of bilking an elderly Superior man of his money and property and leaving him with nothing but milk and peanut butter has pleaded not guilty to a pair of felony charges in Mineral County District Court.

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Disabled home employee accused of drinking on job

GREAT FALLS — Great Falls police say an employee at a home for disabled residents got drunk and passed out while on duty.

May 13, 2014 10:32 amLoading…

Bozeman caretaker sentenced for elder abuse

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to five years' probation for abusing the partially paralyzed 63-year-old man who hired her to care for him.

April 23, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…

Wyoming woman sentenced for exploiting father

GREEN RIVER — A 52-year-old Sweetwater County woman has been sentenced to two to eight years in prison for taking money from her father while he was being treated at a senior care center.

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Big Sky Senior Service's Denise Armstrong

Big Sky Senior Service's Denise Armstrong

Big Sky Senior Services executive director Denise Armstrong gears up for a March 21 elder abuse prevention conference in Billings.

March 03, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Elder scams

Elder scams

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Big Sky Senior Services Social Worker Linda Henry

Big Sky Senior Services Social Worker Linda Henry

Preventing elder abuse, including financial losses due to phony lotteries and sweepstakes, is part of the job for Big Sky Senior Services social worker Linda Henry.

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Big Sky Senior Services Executive Director Denise Armstrong

Big Sky Senior Services Executive Director Denise Armstrong

Big Sky Senior Services executive director Denise Armstrong illustrates just one drawer of cases of local elder abuse at Big Sky Senior Services on Feb. 22.

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Big Sky Senior Service's Linda Henry

Big Sky Senior Service's Linda Henry

Big Sky Senior Services social worker Linda Henry helps  prevent elder abuse in the Billings area.

March 03, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Senate votes unanimously to fight elder abuse

In many societies, the elder population is respected and revered. Our elders are depended on to offer not only advice and wisdom, but leadership and courage. We cannot sit idly by while people are preying on the elderly. It is not right to take advantage of people who lived their entire live…

February 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Lawmakers should act to protect seniors

This morning, the Montana Senate Judiciary will consider some important changes to make state law more effective in preventing and prosecuting abuse of elderly or disabled persons.

January 17, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Time to update Montana elder abuse law

The Montana Elder and Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act was intended to protect especially vulnerable citizens. But the statute isn’t used as often as it should be in criminal cases.

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Rubber Duck Regatta is scheduled for Sunday

Rubber Duck Regatta is scheduled for Sunday

The 16th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta is Sept. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park.

September 07, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Preventing elder abuse

Preventing elder abuse

Elder Justice Coalitions' Bob Blancato explains why elder abuse is growing rural communities and how people can help to curb down the growing trend.

May 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Prevention is key to stopping elderly abuse

Prevention is key to stopping elderly abuse

A Lewistown social worker said she can’t do anything to help a brain-injured elderly man who sold his house for a couple hundred dollars to his caretaker, gave her power of attorney over his affairs and let her kids inherit his estate.

May 24, 2012 1:15 pm Related Loading…

1-day workshop set on prevention of elder abuse

A daylong conference on preventing elder abuse will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bighorn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane.

May 22, 2012 8:45 pmLoading…

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