Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release
|July 2, 2020
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Attorney General Moody Names 2019-2020 Seniors vs. Crime Advocate of the Year
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today named Jean Sporrier the 2019-2020 Advocate of the Year for exceptional work through the Seniors vs. Crime program. Seniors vs. Crime is a special project under the Attorney General’s Office involving hundreds of volunteers across Florida aiding victims of senior-targeted crime.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “I am pleased to name Jean Sporrier this year’s Seniors vs. Crime Advocate of the Year. Jean has dedicated countless hours towards helping seniors combat fraud and did not hesitate to step up in a call to serve as office manager of her Seniors vs. Crime office when her predecessor resigned unexpectedly. I want to thank Jean, our nominees and all our great volunteers who help us fight fraud and protect Florida’s great seniors.”
Since joining the Port St. Lucie Seniors vs. Crime office in May 2018, Sporrier continues to far exceed expectations by dedicating countless hours towards the mission of Seniors vs. Crime. When the office manager of this location suddenly resigned due to health issues, Sporrier did not hesitate to step in and oversee operations, including moving the office to a new location, all while continuing to work cases. As a highlight, last year, Sporrier’s office successfully completed repairs and saved $9,500 for a client that contacted her office for help.
Earlier this week, Attorney General Moody named Sporrier and four other volunteers Super Senior Sleuths for their exceptional work through Seniors vs. Crime. All five volunteers were nominees for the Advocate of the Year Award.
For more information on Seniors vs. Crime or to get involved, click here.
To see the 2019 Seniors vs. Crime annual report, click here.
The Florida Attorney General’s Office postponed the second annual Senior Scam Stopper Workshop due to COVID-19 and held the awards ceremony virtually for the Super Senior Sleuths. For more information on Attorney General Moody’s efforts to recognize volunteers with Seniors vs. Crime and to view last year’s winners, click here.
To report scams targeting seniors or any other deceptive and unfair business practice, contact the Florida Attorney General’s Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or by clicking here.