My friend is on disability and has a so called friend constantly asking her to take out loans with no intention on paying her for them cause she wont say no.....i guess she is intimidated by her or something.she has done this several times and my friend has to pay them.this friend of hers is on drugs and smart cause there is no paper trail leading to her.she was on one loan for 1500 but my friend paid it off and there was no contract between the two for payment.is there anything we can do to get this person in trouble or have power of attorney of my friends money turned to her parents so this wont happen please help.
In Calif, this is elder abuse of the financial sort and is both a tire (civil wrong) and CRIME.
But even a Court Order will not stop it from happening to your friend. And she is at risk here.
I respectfully suggest contacting the bank so they are informed. In a Calif the bank is a Mandated Reporter, to police and APS/Adult Protective Services. Ask the MO Bank what they can do, they can react immediately the next time it occurs at the bank.
I strongly suggest contacting the police to see if a sting might be set uo: this could be the tip of an iceberg, if this is hapoening to more than one person. You do not have to figure that part out to make the inquiry and ask for direction from law enforcement.
Here in So Calif we are targeted for elder abuse: that's where the money is, and the credit cards. Is a big problem.
I am glad you want to protect your friend!
An Attorney consultation ~ with candor and confidentiality ~ would result in legal advice that fits the specific situation [facts and documents (if any)].
You might suggest that your friend consider allowing you or maybe a family member whom she trusts to have a person appointed as her guardian and conservator. While there is a brief court proceeding for the court to assess her abilities, it might end up being to her advantage if anyone manages to get her to commit to some sort of financial arrangement, that is it could prevent this person taking advantage of her to receive any compensation.
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