October 5, 2023
5 October 2023
A community support worker contacted us with concerns about a 97-year-old neighbour.
A community support worker contacted us with concerns about a 97-year-old neighbour. She suspected the elderly woman was being taken advantage of by a man who apparently had control over her finances and vehicle. The worker told us she had reported these concerns to the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) several years ago, but never heard back. We checked with OPGT officials, who said they were investigating the situation – and shortly after, we confirmed that the OPGT had become the elderly woman’s guardian of property.
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