The unit recovered $161,276.67 in 2018.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Florida Attorney General’s Office in September 2015 to offer a Seniors vs. Crime Unit, which was a free program aimed to help senior citizens who fell prey to criminals.
Since then the program has assisted in 325 cases and recovered a total of $481,479.93 for the county's seniors as indicated in an annual report released by the Flagler County Seniors vs. Crime Unit, according to a news release by the FCSO. The unit recovered $161,276.67 and volunteers put in over 6,000 hours of work in 2018.
Seniors vs. Crime provides direct services to seniors in Flagler County who have been victimized by businesses or service providers. If a case is determined to be criminal it is turned turned over to law enforcement officers to investigate. In addition, the volunteers regularly conduct seminars on how seniors can protect themselves from becoming a victim of these crimes.
“Enough good cannot be said about the great work being done by the volunteers involved with our Flagler County Seniors vs. Crime program,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a release. “I want to personally thank each and every volunteer for their dedication and hard work.”
For more information about Seniors vs. Crime, call the Flagler County Seniors vs. Crime Unit at 386-586-2634 or visit them online at www.seniorsvscrime.com.