Dane County Man Charged in Connection with Three Different Schemes to Financially Exploit Elderly Relative
November 5, 2020
DEFOREST, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul announced charges today against Jason Thomas McDermott, 45, of DeForest, in connection with three alleged schemes which financially exploited his elderly relative. The investigation was conducted by the Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
“It’s important for Wisconsinites to be aware of the signs of, and to report, elder abuse and exploitation,” said Attorney General Kaul. “The Wisconsin Department of Justice is committed to preventing the victimization of seniors and to holding perpetrators accountable.”
As in any criminal proceeding, McDermott is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Timothy J. Filipa from the DOJ Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit. The DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services is providing victim services.
Wisconsinites can help fight patient and elder abuse by reporting abuse at www.ReportElderAbuseWI.org and 1-833-586-0107.
To receive a copy of the criminal complaint, contact DOJ.
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