I have an ongoing potential elder abuse situation. Victim customer appears to be financially controlled by her son. Three reports have been filed so far this year. The situation has been investigated by the county dept of aging and their case was closed. As soon as the potential victim's physician declared the victim "cognizant", the dept of aging closed the case. It was not investigated as a financial crime.
Local law enforcement (township police) were recently contacted, but the detective appeared not to be interested, and stated that it was extremely rare for a victim to prosecute a family member, and therefore there is no crime committed.
The state of PA has an elder abuse unit managed through the Attorney General's office. Elder abuse can be reported to this unit, and it appears they will field it out to the county D.A.'s office for investigation.
My question is whether I can, within the safe harbor, contact the county District Attorney's office directly, or even file with the PA Attorney General's office.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.