By: Great Falls Tribune
State Auditor Matt Rosendale announced in a Wednesday news release the creation of a task force to better protect Montana’s older adult population from financial crimes and abuse.
The Senior Financial Exploitation Task Force brings together ideas, resources and expertise from members of several organizations to combat financial exploitation in Montana.
Participants include Attorney General Tim Fox, Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan, Michael Hagenlock from Adult Protective Services, Melanie Hall from Banking, Wyatt Glade from the County Attorneys Association and other representatives from the attorney general’s office, DPHHS, and APS.
“We must come together to protect vulnerable Montanans from being abused and exploited,” Rosendale said. “Combating this problem requires a multi-disciplinary approach, and this new task force will help ensure that senior financial exploitation is not tolerated in Montana.”