Next Supervisor Benoit Scam Stopper Seminar Scheduled February 16 In Palm Desert

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Feb 01

Next Supervisor Benoit Scam Stopper Seminar Scheduled February 16 In Palm Desert

PALM DESERT – Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit will host a Scam Stopper Seminar, with presentations from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly (C.A.R.E.) Program, and California Department of Consumer Affairs on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 AM, at the Joslyn Senior Center (73-750 Catalina Way).  A complimentary lunch will be served following the presentation.

“With an aging population in California, scams targeting the savings and respect of vulnerable adults will unfortunately continue to grow,” said Fourth District Supervisor John J. Benoit.  “ This seminar is an opportunity to educate against the latest efforts of those who would defraud our senior citizens.”

In the Legislature, Benoit authored legislation (AB 1158, 2008) that allowed seniors who cannot otherwise appear in court to testify via teleconference, and to enhance the licensing inspections and enforcement of senior nursing facilities (AB 978, 2008).  Benoit also introduced a measure (AB 484, 2005) increasing penalties for caretakers who are convicted for subsequent counts of theft, embezzlement, forgery, or fraud against an elderly adult.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP through Supervisor Benoit’s Office at (760) 863-8211.


Supervisor John J. Benoit represents the Fourth District on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  Stretching from the Palm Springs area south to the Salton Sea and east to the Colorado River, it is the largest geographical district in the county.

Please note: Supervisor Benoit’s Office will be closed every Friday through June 30, 2010 per order of the Board of Supervisors on 7/21/2009.  Benoit’s regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260 | Phone: 760-863-8211 • Fax: 760-863-8905