by Alex Lloyd Gross
Stealing from senior citizens is despicable. Sometimes, they are not sure about money. This story is not about one of those [people. The victim is articulate, spry and savvy and knows where her money is. Rebecca Scott, of Argyle Way in Bensalem is going to spend up to the next two years in county jail after she stole from a senior. The senior that she stole from was her grandmother.
Police said that Scott wrote herself a check for $6500.00, then she altered another to try to get another $10,000 that she was not entitled to. To compound the situation, Scott also tried to order a book of her grandmothers checks sent to her home in Bensalem.
On May 4, 2022, she plead guilty to financial exploitation of an older adult or care-dependent person, theft by unlawful taking, access device fraud and forgery, all felonies of the third degree. The new law of “financial exploitation of an older adult or care-dependent person” went into effect on Aug. 29, 2021. The law makes it a felony for a family member or other persons in a position of trust to wrongfully or without authorization take or attempt to take money, property or other assets from older adult or care-dependent person. An older adult is defined as anyone over 60.