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Elder Abuse

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Fraud and Elder Abuse Unit is to increase awareness, recognition, and prosecution of fraud and elder abuse.  This is accomplished by conducting timely, thorough and effective investigations leading to the arrest and incarceration of suspected offenders.  The Fraud and Elder Abuse Unit uses Social Media, local news stations and direct interaction with the public to increase awareness for the citizens of Pima County. 


The Fraud and Elder Abuse Unit is made up of five detectives, a Public Safety Support Specialist and one Sergeant.  Operating under the Investigations Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division and Crimes Against Property, detectives investigate complaints of identity theft, forgery, and various types of frauds to include, check, credit card, commercial, mortgage, security and consumer.  They also look into complaints alleging abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults. 

The Fraud and Elder Abuse Unit works with local, state and federal agencies as well as financial institutions to investigate fraudulent crimes.  The detectives work closely with state and local agencies to address abuse of vulnerable adults.  

Adult Abuse Resources available:

  • Adult Protective Services,
  • Pima Council on Aging

Fraud Resources available:

  • Federal Trade Commission,
  • Bad Check Program,
  • Attorney General Consumer Fraud,
  • Postal Inspector

To report Elder Abuse please call our non-emergency number (520)351-4900 or 911 in case of emergency. For Fraud reports please file a report here.

File a Fraud report online:

Internet Crime Complaint Center:

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