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Yes we do know BUT how often does it happen? We have read a few posts where the OPG does nothing when given the evidence. If the Mother should need residential care in the future her options will be limited if she has no funds left.I don't really understand why this as been posted as we know that an LPA can be revoked under certain circumstances.
And it doesn't help when, in my experience, there are several abusers who are professionals who are involved in protecting the fraudster family member LPA attorneys since they were reported i.e. Social Workers/Police/Care home management + staff who would all appear to be pally with each other.The underlying theme with cases of financial abuse is that someone develops a sense of entitlement to use another person's resources for their own benefit.
Adult children revert to sibling rivalry, or can feel that the parent 'owes' them, for past or present actions. Perhaps their sense of entitlement to inheritance has always been there and they feel aggrieved that this is at risk. An adult child who is a parent may want better things for their own children and decides to take what they can in order to achieve this, because they think their children are more important than their elderly parents. Families are complicated.
People are skilled at deceiving themselves and justifying their actions. Some people are weak and greedy and will take from others if they can get away with it. 1% of the population is a sociopath (so they say). Safeguards need to be effective to nip abuse in the bud. With an increase in elderly people, and especially people with dementia, the authorities that should protect them need to be adequately resourced.
Unfortunately not Shedrech. In my case, the "overseeing agencies" are the ones involved in the cover up. Much similar to Rotherham scandal (where SS/Police involved in not acting appropriately, after so many alerts).A thread a while ago asked if any action had ever been taken over suspected deprivation of assets - maybe this particular example shows that the overseeing agencies can step in to safeguard from these forms of abuse of power.