A Kitchener man has been charged with fraud and theft after allegedly abusing his power of attorney and taking thousands from his elderly mother’s bank accounts. “A woman had her son steal basically her entire life savings,” said Guelph police Const. Mike Gatto. The accused is 63, and his mother, 88. Power of attorney allows a third party, often a relative, legal authority over an individual’s finances or health care.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.