RALEIGH,N.C – Today, as the Department of Justice recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, reaffirms the Eastern District of North Carolina’s commitment to combating elder abuse and financial exploitation. Mr. Higdon commented: “Our seniors deserve our best efforts to prosecute those who attempt to capitalize on their vulnerabilities. As the Department of Justice continues to collaborate with other Departments to fight elder abuse on the national scale, the Eastern District of North Carolina continues to pursue justice for elderly victims in its district.”
Examples of our commitment to prosecuting crimes targeting our elderly citizens include the following:
On November 22, 2016, a grand jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina returned a 21-count indictment charging Treyton Lee Thomas with wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering.
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