"Financial Exploitation: It's Not Just a Civil Matter!"
|Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Workforce Center, Weyers Cave, VA
Wednesday – May 10, 2017
Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse presents:
3:30 – 4:00 Q & A with Ray Fitzgerald and Erica Wood
4:00 – 4:30 Networking Reception, Evaluations and Presenters’ Final Comments
Door Prize Drawing at 4:15, must be present, and have submitted a completed evaluation, to win.
Distribution of PIC forms to eligible Law Enforcement Officers
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – 10:30 “Overcoming Barriers to Successful Prosecution of Financial Elder Abuse”
Paul Greenwood, Esq., Deputy District Attorney, Office of the San Diego District Attorney
Drawing upon his 21 years of prosecuting serious elder abuse cases to highlight common misconceptions that
often hinder the successful prosecution of people who financially exploit elder victims, he will present a call to
action for law enforcement, prosecutors, social workers and financial institutions to work more closely in
combatting what has been described as the Crime of the 21st century.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 "Overcoming Barriers" continued
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 "What is the Extent of Elder Abuse in Guardianship and What Can We Do About It?"
Erica F. Wood, Esq., Assistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
This session will give an overview of guardianship law and practice nationally, and summarize highlights about
guardianship in Virginia; discuss kinds of possible elder abuse in guardianship and the extent of knowledge about
such abuse; and offer strategies for preventing abuse and improving guardianship systems.
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:30 Commonwealth V. Norman Jordan: A Case Study
Ray Fitzgerald, Esq., Orange County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
Mr. Fitzgerald will review a case he successfully prosecuted in which the owner of an Assisted Living Facility was
convicted of Embezzlement and Fraud relating to management of resident's funds.