Alabama Bills Make it Easier to Prosecute Elder Abuse

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By Kristen Fisher

Lawmakers in Alabama passed bills to make it easier to criminally charge people who abuse, neglect, or financially exploit the elderly.

According to Senate sponsor, Republican Cam Ward, the bill  help cases like a recent one in Montgomery, where a man was accused of getting power of attorney from a 98-year old woman and then stealing two and a half million dollars.

There are two slightly different versions, but sponsors expect the governor to sign one of the bills into law.

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