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On The Lookout: Investigators See Rise In Elderly Abuse

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - Three months into the year and already the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation is seeing an increase in elderly abuse this year.

Since January 1st, investigators tell WMDT they're seeing financial, even physical abuse in Wicomico County baby-boomers several times each month.

While some abusers are often related to the victims, Sgt. David Owens says caregivers at senior home facilities are also responsible in this crime increase.

"People are taking advantage of estates. They're taking advantage of maybe the kindness of elderly people and caregivers are taking part of finances and taking advantage of them," said Owens.

If this crime or any other crime has happened to you, please tell us about it. Call WMDT at 410-742-4747.

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