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Governor Crist, Stetson Law and the FDLE sponsor program for law enforcement and social services providers May 21 in Gulfport


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Gulfport, Fla. – Governor Charlie Crist, Stetson University College of Law and the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement will sponsor “Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Victim” on May 21 in the elder-friendly Eleazer Courtroom on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.
Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp will introduce the program, which provides training for law enforcement and social services providers using case examples involving financial scams of elder consumer victims.

“Stetson is proud to host this important program on our campus,” said Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law Rebecca Morgan, who heads Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law. “It will provide crucial training about how to best help elder victims of fraud.”

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the program runs until approximately 4:30 p.m. Panel members include representatives from the Area Agency on Aging, Seniors v. Crime, Department of Children and Families Adult Services and the Department of Financial Services.

Additional programs will be held at Stetson University at 800 Celebration Ave., Celebration, on May 22 and at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Election Complex, 240 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, on May 23.

For more information about registration, contact Special Agent Nita Ashley at 850-410-7568 or e-mail nitaashley@fdle.state.fl.us.

Stetson is a national leader in the field of elder law and has partnered with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, AARP and the legal community to increase public awareness of consumer fraud against senior citizens.