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These 3 common scams target older adults in Modesto. Here’s how to avoid and report them

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Scams are on the rise across the U.S. — and as the country faces this growing trend, older adults in Modesto have lost thousands of dollars.

Data from the Federal Trade Commission shows a more than 30% increase in money lost due to fraud between 2021 and 2022 nationwide, with a total loss of almost $8.8 billion.

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Man on probation for forgery arrested after attempting to cash fraudulent check Wednesday afternoon

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On Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, at 12:50 pm, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported fraud in progress at U.S. Bank, 427 E Olive Ave, Turlock, where a man was attempting to cash a fraudulent check of over $3,000 that appeared to be a photocopy.

Employees attempted to stall the man, however, he eventually left through the back door of the business and got into the passenger seat of a white Ford Expedition being driven by a woman.

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Modesto, Turlock optometrist pleads guilty to $550,000 in health care fraud

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A local optometrist with offices in Modesto and Turlock pleaded guilty to committing $500,000 in health care fraud, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert. United States District Judge Jennifer Thurston will determine Dr. Carole Sachs’ sentence March 6, according to a news release from Talbert’s office.

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Central Valley California Optometrist Indicted for Submitting over $1 Million in False Claims to Medicare – Had Offices in Turlock and Modesto

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A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment today against optometrist Carole Sachs, O.D., 76, of Delhi, charging her with health care fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Sachs was an optometrist and practiced out of offices in Turlock and Modesto. Between November 2016 and February 2021, Sachs fraudulently billed Medicare for optometry services she did not provide. Sachs billed over $1 million and received over $700,000 in payments from Medicare from these false and fraudulent claims. The fraudulent claims included claims for performing ultrasounds and for placing amniotic membranes on patients’ eyes despite the fact that Sachs did not perform these procedures.

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Turlock Woman Accused Of Financial Abuse Of An Elder In Escalon

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ESCALON (CBS13) — A 36-year-old woman was arrested in Escalon on charges of identity theft and financial abuse of an elder, Escalon police said.

On September 9, a detective took a 91-year-old’s report of financial abuse who had 15 unauthorized charges on her debit card totaling over $1,200.

ALSOSuspects Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping, Rape Of Sacramento Woman In Mendocino County

Investigation showed several of the charges were connected to the elderly woman’s caretaker, 36-year-old Marie Guist, of Turlock.

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