Baltimore, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: If a young male keeps asking an older lady for money what can be done?

She lives alone,he is 19 years old,he has gotten abt $500 from her. She felt intimidated once. I want to handle him.,but your answer may stop me from him and his dad. I told his dad, he said he is a grown man.....

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Call the police, have them investigate it as elder financial abuse. They can talk to him and scare him off. Of course, if he’s in your mother’s neighborhood then it may make things uncomfortable. If things escalate she can seek a protective order (peace order). If she has other neighbors willing to keep an eye on her and help her or intervene when they see the guy coming around, that may help.

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