News release from Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills and Indiana
Attorney General Greg Zoeller shake hands
after signing a pledge to protect senior
citizens from scams and fraud.
(Versailles, Ind.) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller addressed Ripley County law enforcement and community activists July 27 during the Ripley County Triad charter signing ceremony at the Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles, Ind.
Triad is an association between law enforcement, seniors and community organizations focused on protecting the well-being of seniors by fostering education and the prevention of consumer fraud while promoting safety issues.
“It is unfortunate, and all too often, that senior citizens are the targets of consumer fraud and scams,” Zoeller said. “Today Ripley County joins an excellent network of Indiana Triad programs that are working specifically to protect those Hoosiers who are at risk and to whom we owe so much for their contribution to our society.”
Ripley County Triad becomes one of 24 local Triad programs in Indiana involving 22 counties. Triads across the state host various programs to help educate seniors and provide them with consumer tips.
"We are pleased to be working with the Attorney General's office and members of the community on such a valuable asset for our citizens," said Thomas Grills, Ripley County Sheriff. "The Triad will be a great opportunity for law enforcement and community leaders to assist those from becoming victims of crime. We want to promote and work towards a community of trust, and with the Triad we will be able to be a catalyst for just that. With resources from our area as well as the state, the Triad should be a great attribute to our community.”
More information about Triad is available on the Attorney General’s website at www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2387.htm.