The Center For Combating Elder Financial Abuse is a veteran operated, nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 86-2379029

The Center For Combating Elder Financial Abuse is a veteran operated, nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 86-2379029.

Educational Section

Profiles of Convicted Predators

Ponzi and Investment Schemes

Caregivers and Family Members


Articles, Videos, and Public Service Announcements on Elder Financial Abuse

Below are articles to explain some of the different types of elder financial abuse. These articles depict just how devastating a predator financial attack can be for victims.

Protecting Veterans

Bloomberg Magazine: “Pension Poachers’ Are Targeting America’s Elderly Veterans”

Military Times: Ponzi scheme leader who preyed on vets sentenced to 10 years Preying on Patriots—Scams More Likely to Target Troops, Vets

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA): “What is ‘Pension Poaching,’ and How Can You Avoid It”

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA): From ‘Pension Poaching’ to Elder Fraud, No One Is Immune to Financial Scams

United States Veterans Affairs Vantage Point: AARP launches free online hub to help Veterans fight fraud

Wilkes-Barre, PA Times Leader: DMVA warns veterans of scammers looking to poach their military pension

Air Force Times: Scams targeting veterans’ pensions, benefits raise worry among VA officials

Fox News: “Oldest veteran in US, 112, robbed of savings, identity, family says”


YouTube: “Disgraced former Nevada guardian sentenced to serve up to 40 years”

The New Yorker: “How The Elderly Lose Their Rights”

AP News: “Ex-appointed guardian gets prison in Nevada elder abuse case”

Convictions of largest predators found by the Center For Combating Elder Financial Abuse

CBS News: “Christian radio host Doc Gallagher gets 3 life prison terms for bilking listeners out of millions of dollars”

Doc Gallagher Press Release, Tarrant County: Tarrant County Texas document

Penn Live: ‘One of the worst con artists’: Lawyer who stole $6M from elderly clients won’t get out of prison early Gettysburg Attorney Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Clients of Over $6 Million

YouTube: “Attorney Swindled Elderly Maryland Woman Out of $1.8M”

The Washington Post: “Md. lawyer sentenced to 12 years for stealing from client”

The Seattle Times: “Ex-Issaquah insurance agent pleads guilty to $1M theft”

Daryl Bank:  “Virginia Beach Investment Advisor and Williamsburg Attorney Sentenced for $25 Million Nationwide Investment Fraud Scheme”

Kent Maerki:  “Arizona Man Sentenced for Multimillion-Dollar Nationwide Investment Fraud Scheme”

Daryl Bank, Kent Maerki and co-conspirators: “Jury Convicts Arizona and California Men for $20 Million Dollar Investment Fraud”

Church official as a predator


Elder Financial Abuse and Suicide

Ms. Angela Stancik’s testimony on behalf of her late grandmother, US Senate Aging Committee, July 17, 2019:

Living Trust Mills: Estate Planning and “Free Dinners”

Living Trust Mills – California Attorney General

Living Trust Mills – Minnesota Attorney General

Expiring driver’s license text/email fraud

Grandparent Telephone Scheme

YouTube: Grandma tricks suspected scam artist

Minnesota Attorney General: Scams Targeting Grandparents