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November 15, 2010

Nieces Rescue Elder Abuse Victim (CANADA)



By DOUG HEMPSTEAD, QMI AGENCY

November 12, 2010


Dorothy Linklater never wanted to be a burden on her family.
And at 92 she hadn't planned to come back to Ottawa.
She left her hometown in the 1950s for southern Ontario, and after her husband died 30 years ago that's where she intended to live out her final days.
The pair never had children of their own.
But those plans have been dashed at the hands of a live-in caregiver who fleeced Linklater of her entire life savings, home and dignity.
More than $82,000 was taken from her in less than three years -- spent on casino trips, tattoos, piercings, furniture, TVs and at least one car.
To top it off, her utility bills were $7,000 in arrears.
"I was a stranger in my own home," she said.
Her niece, Debbie Landriault of Ottawa, is trying to salvage what she can.
"Aug. 4, 2009, was the day my life as I knew it, changed," said Landriault.
That's the day she got a call from her elderly aunt's bank manager saying someone had defrauded Linklater and drained the account.



Abridged
SOURCE:     The Toronto Sun


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