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Elderly Clark County residents are more likely to be financially exploited by relatives

Even when issues are reported, it’s still a long, difficult process to see a case through the criminal justice system

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: May 4, 2024, 6:14am
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A jury found Jenny Purple guilty of three counts of first-degree theft from a vulnerable adult, one count of first-degree theft and one count of money laundering and Eugene Cosby guilty of one count of first-degree theft.
A jury found Jenny Purple guilty of three counts of first-degree theft from a vulnerable adult, one count of first-degree theft and one count of money laundering and Eugene Cosby guilty of one count of first-degree theft. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

While many people warn their older loved ones about online scams by some faraway stranger, a Camas woman was the victim of a type of theft that experts say is far more common: financial exploitation by a family member.

In Joan Seedorff’s case, a Clark County Superior Court jury determined Seedorff’s daughter, Jenny Purple, 50, and son-in-law, Eugene Cosby, 54, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her over the span of years to buy houses and pay for their lifestyle.

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