INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT)- A bill that would protect seniors and children from financial exploitation passed the Indiana House of Representatives.
Current Indiana law states that if a family member or guardian exploits a dependent, they must take at least $10,000. This bill, sponsored by State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville), would remove that minimum.
McNamara said that most cases of exploitation do not meet the $10,000 requirement and explains that exploitation is the fastest growing and most common form of elder abuse.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 26, 2020)