Oklahoma is one of 12 jurisdictions leading the nation with laws protecting all elderly people against financial exploitation, regardless of whether they suffer from a specific disability, according to a 2011 study. The protections cited by the study are found in Oklahoma’s criminal statutes. Financial exploitation and other abuse of an elderly or vulnerable adult is a felony under Oklahoma law. People convicted of this crime must serve 85 percent of their sentence before eligibility for parole. In addition, the Elderly and Incapacitated Victim’s Program adds further teeth to the penalties imposed upon perpetrators of most crimes against vulnerable adults.
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