Elder fraud detection and prevention through education, training and eventually legislative change.

Members

  • Jennell Huff – Bank of the Rockies, Committee Chair
  • Al Ward – AARP
  • Lianna Waller – APS
  • Pam O’Reilly – Montana Bankers Association
  • Chris Romano – Montana Division of Banking 
  • Ryan Egebrecht – Chase Bank
  • Tim Summers – AARP
  • Trevor Tangen – APS
  • Jacob Griffith – Office of Consumer Protection
  • Troy Downing – Commission of Securities and Insurance/MT State Auditor
  • Erin Pulse – Independence Bank
  • Mike Fanning – MT Elder Justice Prosecutor
  • Katy Lovell – Legal Services Developer
  • Lori Hamm – MT Secretary of State Notary Specialist
  • Tyler Amundson – Big Sky Senior Living

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Elder Fraud and Exploitation Network to facilitate, educate, and encourage inter-disciplinary guidance and teamwork to promote awareness of financial exploitation and promote independence of older Montanans and Montanans with disabilities. 

History of the Committee

The Montana Elder Fraud and Exploitation Prevention committee was formed in September of 2016.  Through education and awareness, the committee is hopeful that more cases are actually reported, there is more recourse for our older residents who are victimized and that eventually there are fewer and fewer cases of elder fraud.

Guiding Principles

  • The committee is hopeful that through advocacy and training, elder justice stakeholders and professionals who are uniquely positioned to identify risk of elder fraud and/or abuse are empowered and encouraged to report to the proper agencies.  
  • The committee is hopeful that through advocacy and training, elder justice stakeholders are empowered and encouraged to work together to end the ever growing threat of elder fraud and exploitation.

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