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Old 09-14-2018, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Power Attorney Abuse / SS Abuse

Hi everyone,

Hopefully I am posting in the correct section here. I am seeking advice on a situation and I am not fully sure where to turn.

I will explain in a short version of all.

Have very close family type friend(in 70's). She took son in after years of drug abuse.
Son starts getting close with mother. Pushes basically everyone out of her life(friends, family, etc) in various ways. He can manipulate her very easily.
Son starts helping with her bills making her think she is forgetful. Little by little he gets access to her banking.

Next a new financial adviser is brought into picture(after one for many years is removed) and somewhere around same time convinces her to re-write her will removing others and replacing him. I would assume financial adviser just see's them as a mom/son and has no idea of past issues. From what I understand the is close to 7 figures here.Easily and fast as he learns he can control her with ease and can convince her of anything he wants he picks up the pace. She trusts him fully(she is a bit naive, trusting and doesn't like confrontation at all but is one of the most caring, nicest people you may ever meet).

Less than 2 years into it, he has full control. From what I understand he has POA and full control over everything. Currently claims she doesn't care what he does, but if she knew the truth, I be willing to bet she does.

Now is where it starts seeming very odd. In this short period, this person has purchased numerous(maybe 10 or more) play/fun toys that are valued say at about 8-10k per piece. In this same time purchases numerous expensive(up to maybe 55k(value)) vehicles. Within no time, the after purchases items, they go for sale for less than purchased and have an excuse(has an issue, etc.) as to why it needs to be sold. In the meantime convinces her he is making money. I have personally calculated over 100k, if not more wasted.

Now part of me wonders, can he be taking the money once items are sold and personally taking it for his own gain(keep in mind she checks nothing financially anymore) and setting this money aside in fear most of her money will/may go towards nursing homes etc in the future.

Here is the kicker. Son has a social security case ongoing for both psychical and mental issues.
How can someone with a mental issue be allowed to over see money of this amount? Or how can someone with a psychical issue(i will leave issue out for now) do side work and also play on very psychically demanding recreational vehicles? Personally knowing this person, I call BS(for many reasons) on the SS case. He has been a life long(aprox 50yrs) hustler.

Almost every thing he does, you see it coming from things he says before hand. Weather it be buying/selling or having to see a new doctor, because doc a,b and c, cant find an issue with him.
Most concerning issue is up coming: Lately there has been nothing but comments of how mother is losing her mind and so forgetful. Any clue where he's going with it? Im sure you figured it out.

I can go on, but will leave it short and include my opinion. Son learned he could control mother, was very trusted by him and moved fast to gain control. He's been abusing her financially and mentally and little by little draining her funds secretly for sell gain as he plays his game with his SS case.

She does fully trust him. Oh, I forgot to mention, escorts her almost daily to places she needs to go.

Now, this is not written out of greed, I have nothing to gain. A good amount of people have seen it and comment quietly. I personally are close to them, but very quite. After about the past year though, I can no longer just sit back and watch a person who things he is above all others(plays the, I have big bucks, dont mess with me attitude) and take advantage of this woman(his own mother!) any more. She is a fully functioning person(at times forgets yes, but not like he makes it out to be) that is very sweet, caring and to trustful.

So, my question is: Where do I turn???? I know I can report the SS issue but what about all this finical and mental abuse he is doing? Honestly, I feel if I just go to like the local elder office it wont be acted on as it should be and I would be wasting my time.
I am lost. Where to go, what to do?

Thanks for any help.

P.S. Sorry if this is a bit run on and jumps around.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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I feel if I just go to like the local elder office it wont be acted on as it should be and I would be wasting my time.
You won't know that until you report it and see how it goes.

Unfortunately, there isn't anything else you can do, but report it to the appropriate authorities.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:24 AM   #3
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You won't know that until you report it and see how it goes.
Yes, I do agree.

Besides the SS issue, where does this get reported to? Elder abuse or somewhere else?
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