On Tuesday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced more than $2 million in recoveries and savings for Florida seniors at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Fighting for Elder Justice.
Moody joined U.S. Attorney General William Barr at the summit in Sun City Center where most of the residents are 60 or older.
“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. 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,” Moody said.
During the summit, Moody highlighted more than $1 million in recoveries through her Seniors vs. Crime Program last year. The recoveries are included in the 2019 “Seniors vs. Crime Annual Report.” According to the report, Seniors vs. Crime volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, worked more than 1,900 cases of reported fraud resulting in more than $1.7 million in recoveries and savings for Florida seniors.
Moody also highlighted the work of her newly formed Senior Protection Team. She announced the formation of the Team a year ago tomorrow. Since the announcement, the Team has recovered more than $287,000 for Florida seniors.