Citizens of Courage 2018: Marlene Ruiz

Financial elder and dependent abuse is often under reported and when it is reported, it often times already caused a great financial burden on the victim.

Our next recipient helped prevent a financial crime before it happened to a wheelchair-bound man.

Marlene Ruiz is a personal banker who intervened when she noticed a con artist was trying to take advantage of her client by making him extract thousands of dollars from his bank account.

Watch each individual story of this year’s Citizens of Courage honorees in the links below:

William Stamm, William Stout and Bala Carter

Cynthia Doucette

Marlene Ruiz

Matthew Bruhin

Maria Figueroa

Shiva Ghaed and Taylor Winston