It is happening more and more every day. People taking money from elderly people. Sometimes the cases involve a power of attorney ‘gifting’ money to themselves. Other times it’s a ‘friend’ of the elderly person who uses undue influence to receive ‘gifts’. Many times the victim is incompetent. Sometimes the victim isn’t and only becomes aware of the loss later.
The law in North Carolina is clear. Taking money improperly from a disabled or elderly adult is exploitation.
There are two statutes that address this. Here are excerpts from two North Carolina Statutes: