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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley mother, daughter charged with physical and financial abuse of elderly relative

A Berkeley mother and daughter are facing two felony counts in Alameda County Superior Court after authorities say, over the course of three years, they stole from a nearly 80-year-old relative to pay their bills, and almost killed the woman by failing to keep up with her health needs. Renee Jackson, 54, and her 25-year-old daughter Chanay Jackson […]

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Former judge gets probation in Berkeley elder abuse case

Former judge Paul Seeman, 59, of Berkeley was today sentenced to five years of probation for mishandling a $250,000 loan from a 97-year-old Berkeley neighbor and stealing $5,648 from her. The accusations were less serious than those initially leveled by prosecutors, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which reported on the sentencing. Seeman, who resigned his post as […]

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Oakland parolee charged after 2 robberies in Berkeley

Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook. An Oakland man who had recently been paroled has been charged by the Alameda County district attorney’s office after victims and witnesses identified him as responsible for two robberies in Berkeley in late August. Authorities said, at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22, a 75-year-old man was walking […]

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2 charged in Berkeley elder abuse embezzlement case

Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook. A Vallejo couple has been charged by the Alameda County district attorney’s office with elder abuse after authorities say they took about $842,000 from their alleged victim, some of which was spent on everything from tuition at UC Berkeley to an Audi luxury coupe. Authorities said some […]