Crimes against elderly people expected to increase nationwide

The Washington Post reported today on a case involving a Maryland man who plead guilty yesterday to swindling an elderly woman out of her life’s savings.

James Brian Gendimenico faces a possible 15 years in jail when he is sentenced on August 9. It is unknown exactly how much he stole from the elderely couple, but prosecutors say it was at least $180,000. By the time her husband died, the victim could no longer afford to bury him.

Montgomery District Court Judge Gary Crawford said; “I’m seeing too many of these crimes”. When Gendimenico was asked his occupation, he replied; “Take care of elderly people”. Unfortunately, elderly abuse crime is expected to increase Nationwide.