Woman sentenced to 25 years in prison for stealing from senior citizens

Yolanda Denice Pouncey was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Pierce County Superior Court Judge Susan Serko for preying on 26 victims — mostly senior citizens — and stealing their money, credit cards and identification.

According to a report in The Tacoma News Tribune, Pouncey would prey on her victims by conning them into letting her into their homes where she then stole their purses and wallets.

The length of Pouncey’s sentence was influenced by 17 previous felony convictions and the number, age and vulnerability of her victims reported The Tribune.

There are many scams that target elderly and vulnerable people The AARP shows that one in four Washington adults are victims of fraud at one time or another. Identity theft, investment schemes, fake charities and bogus sweepstakes are all types of fraud against some of our most vulnerable citizens.

To report elder abuse or neglect to a vulnerable adult, you can contact the Department of Social and Health Services at 1-866-ENDHARM.

If a close friend or a loved one is seriously injured or their health impaired by abuse or neglect in a nursing home, then you might need to contact a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect. At The Farber Law Group, we have more than 30 years experience represent nursing home abuse victims and their families.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. We have offices in Seattle and Bellevue to assist you.