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Ripping off seniors would come at a high price

January 18, 2006
By: Andrea Ramey
State Capital Bureau

Ripping off the elderly would carry a higher price tag under the Secretary of State's proposed legislation.

Andrea Ramey reports from the Capitol.

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Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says its high time for Missouri to get tough on those who steal money from seniors.

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 75% of fraud victims are senior citizens.

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Contents: "If this bill is passed, it would stiffin the penalties and it would include a minimum fine of $50,000 and five years in prison for those bad actors."

Carnahan says seniors are an easy target for fraud and should have more laws to protect them

From the state Capitol, I'm Andrea Ramey.