New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer Discusses Elderly Check Theft
First and foremost, any documents that they had received from the court, any background information with regard to themselves, and documents that might support their position with regard to the facts of the case, whether it be an electronic printout of their bank account or a ledger. Anything from their business if it was a business check would be important.
Caregivers for the Elderly May Assist Them with Their Check Writing
Check fraud cases can be pretty broad based. There are certain incidents with people that are home health care givers who have constant contact with perhaps elderly people who they’re helping on a daily basis. The healthcare provider or the home health aide provider becomes almost like family. On occasion, there seems to be some ability of that home healthcare aid to write checks for the elderly individual legitimately.
This Can Lead to Misunderstanding among Family Members and to Allegations of Theft or Coercion
Sometimes there are family members outside the home that don’t understand the relationship between the elderly person and the person who’s providing their care. Sometimes there could be an allegation that the person oversteps their bounds with regard to writing checks. Sometimes that’s the context, which is not so much a bad check situation but more of a theft situation or an allegation of theft. The home healthcare provider is accused of taking money from a bank account where in reality they’re simply helping to pay the bills by writing checks to third parties.
Are the Elderly Less Able to Keep Track of Their Finances?
As an experienced New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer, I do see this, and the question really becomes is there a true crime being committed? Or is it some type of just misunderstanding between the two parties, the elderly person who’s not doing their banking online but is doing it through writing checks. They are getting some assistance from their aide in writing those checks. There can be instances where an actual theft has occurred but also there is just the possibility of an honest mistake.
If you or a loved one has been charged with elderly check theft in New Jersey, contact New Jersey Check Fraud Lawyer Carl Spector for a free consultation. With over 28 years of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, Attorney Spector will fight to protect your future and ensure the best possible outcome.