Elder Fraud Wars
“Elder Fraud Wars” presented by David Kirkman, Author of “Elder Fraud Wars: Case Histories from an Enforcement Attorney.” This recording is part of MemoryCare’s Fall 2020 Educational Event series and was recorded as a live online broadcast on August 20th, 2020
Employing actual cases from North Carolina, a former Deputy Attorney General will explore the multi-billion-dollar elder fraud industry, the age-related vulnerabilities it seeks out and exploits, and the frequency with which it obtains tens of thousands of dollars – sometimes hundreds of thousands – per victim. Fraud fighters in the public and private sectors will also be highlighted. David Kirkman’s book “Elder Fraud Wars: Case Histories from an Enforcement Attorney” is available for purchase on Amazon.com
David Kirkman is a former Special Deputy Attorney General with the North Carolina Department of Justice. He served as an enforcement attorney in the Department’s Consumer Protection Division from 1987 until 2017 and created and managed its Elder Fraud Unit.
The global elder fraud industry robs older Americans of billions of dollars each year. David and his colleagues attacked that industry directly in the courts. They also cut off access to the financial institutions and payment transfer systems that enabled that industry to collect victims’ savings.
Beginning in 1999 and continuing until he retired in 2017, David secured and administered 11 US Justice Department grants that funded new approaches to fighting the elder fraud industry.
Since his retirement from government service, David has been serving on the Chatham County NC Master Aging Plan Steering Committee, volunteering with AARP as an advisor on legislative and consumer protection issues, and serving on the drafting committee for the NC Conference of District Attorneys’ upcoming elder abuse prosecution manual. He recently authored the book Elder Fraud Wars, which was released by McFarland Publishers in late May.
David grew up in Chapel Hill, NC, and continues to live there. He received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Davidson College and his law degree from the University of North Carolina.
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