ELGIN, Ill. – State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, is calling on the governor to sign bipartisan legislation allowing prosecutors additional time to try criminals who commit financial crimes against seniors into law.
“We must do all we can to crack down on criminals who target innocent seniors and their financial assets,” Moeller said. “This is a reasonable, bipartisan measure that will help prosecutors go after criminals who prey on seniors.”
The Moeller-backed House Bill 5805 would extend the statute of limitations to seven years, up from three, for financial exploitation of an elderly person or those with disabilities. This type of exploitation is one of the fastest-growing forms of abuse of seniors and adults with disabilities. House Bill 5805 passed out of the General Assembly unanimously and now awaits the Governor’s signature to become law.
“I remain committed to giving prosecutors the tools and resources they need to protect seniors and our communities from these scammers,” Moeller said. “I urge the governor to act without delay to sign this measure into law.”
For more information, please contact Moeller’s constituent service office at 847-841-7130 or email StateRepMoeller@gmail.com.
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