Elderly Folks Alleged to have been Victimized

A sad story in Illinois where two women are accused of stealing the identities of elderly patients at the hospital where one of them women worked.

As a reminder, "Friendly Fraud," the type where the victim knew the fraudster is extremely difficult to prevent and detect.

Out of pocket costs to victims of "friendly fraud" is around 6 times the out of pocket cost for other types of fraud, according to research published this year.