Exploitation of the Elderly

The state of Florid has many laws that protect elderly people. An elder person is defined as someone who is 60 years-old or older who suffers from the infirmities of aging. It is a crime in Florida to knowingly, by lying or intimidation, to use an elderly person’s funds or property with the intent to deprive that person of the possession of their money or property. The police take into account whether or not the person committing the crime is in a position of trust with the elderly person or whether or not they have a business between them.

If the money or property involved is valued at $100,000 or more, the suspect can be arrested in Jacksonville for a first degree felony.

If the money or property is valued at between $20,000 and $100,000, the suspect can be arrested for a second degree felony.

If it is valued at less than $20,000, the suspect can be arrested for a third degree felony.