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West Virginia Legislative Interims: Experts testify additional policies needed to protect older residents from financial exploitation

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature should consider creating additional policies to help protect older residents from financial exploitation, according to experts. 

“Financial exploitation is the biggest silent crime in the United States,” said Legal Aid of West Virginia Financial Exploitation Attorney James L. Lindsay, as he spoke before members of the legislative Joint Committee on Children and Families during their November interim meeting at Cacapon Resort State Park. 

He explained that criminal financial exploitation is defined as the “intentional misappropriation or . . .

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