After 60,000 complaints nationwide – 1,600 victims in New Jersey – state and federal officials are rolling out a national campaign to talk about a booming scam targeting seniors.
After a man died and it took over a week for anyone to notice, the Gallagher Initiative was created to keep track of the aging Irish in Queens.
The initiative will have a special focus on households with children, the working poor, and senior citizens.
An elderly man has become a crime victim for the first time in his life. He was mugged inside his own building last Thursday. The thief made off with some cash, but police caught the robber on camera.
This can be a particularly tough time for the elderly. Many holiday errands are challenges for some seniors. But helping hands are available.
It’s the season of giving, but con artists are making the most of the generosity of seniors by scamming them out of thousands of dollars.
There’s good news about getting old in America.
Frustrated investigators have again released surveillance video of the suspect. He’s wanted for at least six robberies in Coney Island apartment buildings since June.
Police said he was last seen by his wife sitting on a dock. That was an hour and 15 minutes before he was discovered in the water.
Police are making a new push in an effort to find the man who has been preying on elderly women in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn.
Marcos Cuevas was taken into police custody in connection with the vicious assault.
Police say a robbery suspect has been preying on the elderly – and until now, he’s gotten away with it. Now, investigators hope a key piece of evidence will catch the criminal targeting seniors.
Shon Holland was accused of sexually assaulting the 79-year-old Alzheimer’s patient inside her Westchester Square apartment building in July.
Getting old presents unique challenges to those who drive.