This is not only an egregious case of elder financial abuse, it shows the failure of the justice system to treat these abuses harshly. Thirty days in jail for stealing $200,000: not bad for a few months’ “work”.
Pastor Matthew Taylor of the Moreno Valley First Apostolic Faith Church and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World pleaded guilty to embezzlement, fraud of an elderly person by a caretaker, and admitted a sentencing enhancement of taking property from the now-deceased 87-year old Lawrence Fusha. He might not have been caught except for the vigilance of a bank employee.
Read the original article in the Press Enterprise.