FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI NEWS RELEASE APRIL 9, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—This month marks the 25 th 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 statewide. 

In 2013, Seniors Sleuths assisted 5,145 Florida seniors and volunteered 34,506 manhours. 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.

Seniors vs. Crime provides services through 40 main offices and six branches statewide. 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 (end of Press Release)
      
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