Conflicts of interest among family fiduciaries lays foundation for exploitation and litigation. This is particularly true when a “post seniors memory-impairments and dependency” Living Trust is ineptly drafted to illicitly transfer assets or contrary to IRS/ uniform code best practices, contains voidable provisions or an existing estate plan is already in place to avoid probate. As an example the creation of a majority-ruled revocable trust where trustees are beneficiaries and vote to pass themselves assets of the elders estate or interplay with the seniors Will are voidable.
IRS may consider this gifting and subject to high taxes and exploitative of the benefactor or elder trust grantors estate. Unethical estate planners have actually created such Living Trust as a fraudulent pretext to transfer assets and change Wills. These mock living trust are not funded but used as a documents scheme to fool elders and other family members to transfer the vulnerable persons estate assets to predatory benefactors, Family fiduciaries are generally a bad idea when an authoritarian family home care provider is involved controlling the disabled and dependent elderly person and using Trusts, joint accounts, PoAs and working with the seniors estate planning attorney to pass themselves the seniors assets. This is considered unjust enrichment among other violations because undue influence, fraud and abuse is often involved.
Diagram 1: Organized Elder Abuse – Conflict-of-Interest Collusion Teams
The Elder Exploitation Fraud Triangle
Diagram 2: The Elder Exploitation Fraud Triangle (click the zoom feature/scroll over image to read box descriptions, hold mouse or finger to scroll diagram and click crossed arrow to view full size PDF).
Adopted from Criminologist Donald Cressey Creator of the Fraud Triangle. ACFE; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Fraud Triangle.
“Trusted persons become trust violators when they conceive of themselves as having a financial problem which is non-shareable, are aware this problem can be secretly resolved by violation of the position of financial trust, and are able to apply to their own conduct in that situation verbalizations which enable them to adjust their conceptions of themselves as trusted persons with their conceptions of themselves as users of the entrusted funds or property.” 1
Diagram 3: Predictive Personality Pattern Indicators – Dark Triad, Cluster B Personality & The Elder Exploitation Fraud Triangle (click the zoom feature /scroll over image to read box descriptions, hold mouse or finger to scroll diagram and click crossed arrow to view full size PDF).
Diagram Adopted from Dark Triad – Cluster B Personality Research, the Fraud Triangle and Combined with Leading Undue Influence Models & Elder Exploitation Statutes.
Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Disorders. Exploring the Dark Side: Relationships between the Dark Triad Traits and Cluster B Personality Disorder Features.
Diagram 4: 5 PHASE ELDER EXPLOITATION, NEGLIGENCE & ABUSE PIPELINE (click the zoom feature to read box descriptions, hold mouse or finger to scroll diagram and click crossed arrow to view full size PDF).
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- FTC Consumer Sentinel Network collects consumer complaints from multiple sources.
- Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) collects data on suspected elder financial exploitation submitted by financial institutions.
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