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Attorney General Bonta Announces Conviction In Placer County Elder Abuse Case

OAKLAND — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced securing guilty verdicts against a Placer County woman for committing financial fraud against her elderly mother. Defendant Betty Ann Engelbrecht stole more than $500,000 from her mother's bank account and was convicted today of two felony counts. The investigation and prosecution of this case was handled by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). Financial exploitation and fraud is the most prevalent — but one of the least reported — forms of elder abuse. According to the National Council of Aging, in nearly six out of ten cases of elder abuse, the abuse is perpetrated by family members.


Action Details

  • Date:November 15, 2023
  • Agency:California Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies