Ashley Moody announces $2 million in recoveries for Florida seniors

by | Mar 3, 2020

Attorney General Ashley Moody appeared at the Department of Justice(DOJ) Elder Justice Summit on Tuesday. announcing more than $2 million in recoveries and savings for Florida seniors.

Appearing alongside U.S. Attorney General William Barr at the the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Fighting for Elder Justice, Moody highlighted more than one million dollars in recoveries through last year’s Seniors vs. Crime program.

“Protecting Florida’s seniors is a major focus of my office, and I am grateful for U.S. Attorney General Barr’s commitment to this important mission. Since taking office, we have recovered more than $2 million for older Floridians through the efforts of our Senior Protection Team and Seniors vs. Crime,” Moody said.

“My office’s Senior Protection Team attorneys and investigators are dedicated to this vital mission and I look forward to continuing to work in this area to ensure Florida remains a welcoming state for retirees and people enjoying their golden years.”

The Seniors vs. Crime Project prevented fraud and crime by utilizing volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths. These volunteers worked on more than 1,900 cases of reported fraud resulting in more than $1.7 million in recoveries and savings for Florida seniors, according to the 2019 Seniors vs. Crime Annual Report.

Barr joined Moody at the summit in Sun City Center, Florida—where most of the residents are 60 or older.

Today’s announcement is part of a week-long effort by Moody to highlight new initiatives and achievements in the fight to stop fraud in Florida. The campaign is being rolled out in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week.


 

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