SPRINGFIELD— Legislation extending the statute of limitation when someone financially exploits an elderly or disabled person was signed into law by the governor today.
“Financial exploitation against a disabled person or a senior is a terrible crime that should never be tolerated,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “Victims will now have more time to recognize and report crimes so that the prosecutor can bring charges and hold perpetrators accountable.”
Bertino-Tarrant sponsored the law in the Senate.
Prior to the law, prosecution for financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person had to occur within three years of the offense being committed. The statute of limitations for this type of offense is now extended to seven years.
House Bill 5805 takes effect immediately.