Florida Department of Children and Families urges family members to report suspected elder abuse

Jack Adler was an 89-year-old widower living an active life in Century Village in Deerfield Beach when he met a woman at Costco who became his "girlfriend."

Several times a week, Fatima Williams, then in her early 40s, would pick Adler up for lunch dates that included shopping trips and stops at banks and ATMs.


Over 11 weeks in late 2010 and 2011, the withdrawals piled up — to $129,600, according to an investigation by Broward Sheriff's Detective John Calabro. Williams was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and exploiting an elderly person.

Five years later, Williams, now 50, is once more in a Broward County jail, accused of grand theft and elderly exploitation against another 89-year-old widower, this time a man from Boca Raton.



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