Elder Abuse in Vancouver: International Mail Scam Busted

On June 11, 2011 Juan David Hernandez, 28, who is a Colombian citizen and a resident of Florida, was arrested in Vancouver for obstruction of justice after he gave a false name when he was pulled over for an illegal turn by a police officer. According to Vancouver Police Det. Rick Stewart, "When they looked inside the vehicle's front seat, they saw bags and bags of mail." The bags were full of letters from all over the world containing checks for $30. After an investigation, they discovered that Hernandez was guilty of elder abuse, scamming senior citizens by sending them letters asking for a small payment in order to be in the running to win … [Read more...]