May 11, 2013
Older does not always mean wiser. One woman looked to supplement her retirement by stealing more than $1 million.
A 73-year-old woman with no previous criminal record was handed a 21-month jail sentence for stealing more than $1 million from clients of her payroll business. As reported in www.thest... [More]
September 15, 2012
The old adage that “older is wiser” certainly does not apply to everyone. It certainly does not apply.
An 80-year-old English woman, Irene May Topping, admitted shoplifting after she took a pork pie and other items from a B&M Bargains store. As reported in www.southwalesargus.co.uk.... [More]
June 3, 2012
For those of you who read this blog regularly, you know that nothing ticks me off more than someone stealing from the elderly or disables. People who steal from people that trusted them to handle their affairs sicken me. Larry Allan McCright makes me sick.
The 56-year-old man from Bend, Oregon was ... [More]
January 28, 2012
Those of you who know me know that I preach education is the way to rehabilitation. I am a believer that our criminal justice system’s primary goal is not to punish, but to rehabilitate. Robert Roche is one of the few people I would say is beyond repair. He is incapable of being rehabilitated ... [More]
December 8, 2011
I am sure you have probably heard a story about some octogenarian that in cleaning out their house for the first time in 50 years finds an overdue library book and returns it. Usually, the library waves the multi-thousand dollar late fee. How much interest should really be paid by an elderly person ... [More]
December 1, 2011
Mickey Rooney is a Hollywood icon. Yes, I may be dating myself here, and I of course, and less than half his age, but for the last seven or eight generations, Rooney has been part of our culture.
For the most part, he has been really positive. Here is a sad story about the vaunted actor’s cur... [More]
November 26, 2011
Let me begin by saying I have the utmost respect for firefighters. This is one profession that deserves tons more glory than it ever receives. However, like any group, there always are some bad apples. Here is one of those cases for the fire department.
In Tulare, California, a man already facing f... [More]
October 29, 2011
When it comes to theft, age knows no boundaries. As a counselor for both in class and online stop theft classes, I can assure you my students come in all sizes, shapes and ages. My youngest student was nine and the oldest 86.
It seems unfathomable to many that silver-haired people steal too. But th... [More]
August 13, 2011
There is almost nothing that ticks me off more than someone taking advantage of someone who has entrusted them with taking care of them. Bilking the elderly certainly falls in this category.
Sometimes there is justice. Other times there can be no justice. The case I am writing about can have no jus... [More]
July 29, 2011
In another case of a scumbag taking advantage of the elderly comes the story of Adrienne Stagner, who stole the credit card of a 101-year-old woman she was caring for and charged over $4,000 worth of goods. Stealing from a 100-year-old is like stealing from a 5-year-old child.
Why would she steal f... [More]