FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI NEWS RELEASE APRIL 9, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—This month marks the
25th anniversary of Florida’s Seniors vs. Crime program, a special project of
the Florida Attorney General..............
“I applaud these seniors taking the
initiative to help catch criminals who prey on Florida’s senior citizens,” said
Attorney General Pam Bondi. “By participating in Seniors vs. Crime, these
volunteers help make Florida a safer place for people of all ages.”
In 2013 alone, Seniors vs. Crime helped
recover $2.7 million for senior citizens who were victims of deceptive and
unfair trade practices. The Senior Sleuths even helped resolve a case that
resulted in a $1.4 million payout for a single complainant who had allegedly
been attempting to reclaim the money for years before contacting the Seniors
vs. Crime program.
Last year, Senior Sleuths assisted law
enforcement officers in criminal cases that led to at least 21 arrests. Seniors
vs. Crime provides services through 40 main offices and six branches
In 2013, Seniors Sleuths assisted 5,145 Florida seniors and volunteered 34,506 man-hours. To become a Senior Sleuth, you must be over 50 and have a clean criminal history. For more information about how to get involved click here.
Last year, Senior Sleuths assisted law enforcement officers in criminal cases
that led to at least 21 arrests.
I am proud to be a partner with these outstanding citizens. Please give the Seniors vs. Crime Project a chance to help with your consumer related complaint by calling 1-800-203-3099 or request help through this web site.
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