For Immediate Release
The most important job of a District Attorney is to keep our community safe.
Our senior citizens have given so much to make this community great, and they deserve special protection. The current District Attorney has failed our seniors.
Thousands of elderly individuals are scammed every year, yet fewer than 50 cases of theft involving the elderly are prosecuted by Devon Anderson in an entire year. The Consumer Fraud Division has all but disappeared.
That is why the latest scam against our seniors is a call to action.
Fred Warner Sr., recently retired, received a telephone call recently from a person identifying himself as a “Lieutenant” accusing Warner of missing ‘grand jury duty’ and instructing him to bring $8500 to a Home Depot to avoid arrest and charges.
The latest scam appears to capitalize on the grand jury reform of 2015 which changed the process from one of judicial selection to random juror selection.
“The grand jury reform process is still new, and the public is susceptible to con artists preying on their lack of familiarity with the new system,” said Ogg. “Our elderly are the most common targets for this type of fraud and often feel like they have no recourse.”
“Seniors like Mr. Warner will be a top priority if you trust me with your vote in November. We will have a real Consumer Fraud Division, with investigators and prosecutors specially trained to root out and prosecute crimes against all of you. “
Justice, Fairness, Safety. For everyone. Those are my promises.