Des Moines man convicted for preying on vulnerable elderly

Thanh Diep, who preyed on vulnerable and elderly women, faces 14 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday morning.

According to a report in The Seattle Times, Diep pleaded guilty to stealing cash and jewelry from seven different women. He also stole Wonedith Peters’, 86, pet Chihuahua dog which he gave to his girlfriend.

Diep had a history of similar crimes and spent two years in prison in 2000 for residential burglary, second-degree theft and obtaining a signature by deceit.

Financial exploitation is one way that the elderly can be victimized. Other forms of victimization can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, healthcare faud and abuse and neglect.

If someone you know is a possible victim of elder abuse or neglect, a personal injury attorney who specializes in this area of law can advise you.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by nursing home abuse and neglect and the family of those who have died.

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

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