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Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:39 AM

Thieves emptied the bank account of America's oldest living veteran

Source: CNN

(CNN)Someone has stolen the identity of the oldest living veteran in America and emptied his bank account.

The family of 112-year-old Richard Overton said they don't know how a thief got Overton's social security and personal checking account numbers.

"It's a shock, it hurts, it hurts tremendously," Overton Jr. said.

His family would not discuss the amount of money that was taken but said it was a "considerable amount."


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/30/us/oldest-living-veteran-theft-trnd/index.html



I hope they catch the fucker or fuckers who did it, and I hope they nail them to the wall with every possible charge. Stealing from anyone is low. Stealing from an elderly person is lower still. Elder abuse makes me furious. These folks are some of the most vulnerable in our society, and some sick assholes see them only as a payday.

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Reply Thieves emptied the bank account of America's oldest living veteran (Original post)
Jedi Guy Jun 2018 OP
SCVDem Jun 2018 #1
Jedi Guy Jun 2018 #2
paleotn Jun 2018 #4
Bengus81 Jun 2018 #3
paleotn Jun 2018 #5
forgotmylogin Jun 2018 #7
appalachiablue Jun 2018 #8
dembotoz Jun 2018 #6
Honeycombe8 Jun 2018 #9
YOHABLO Jun 2018 #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2018 #11

Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:45 AM

1. Go Fund Me in 3, 2, 1

 

Someone will set one up I'm sure.

Semper Fi Mr. Overton!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:50 AM

2. There was a bit at the bottom of the article about that.

They set up a GoFundMe some years ago to help with the costs of his medical care. According to the article, it generated $330k, which was (thankfully) kept in a separate account and is safe.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:28 PM

4. Exactly!

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 11:51 AM

3. Surprising how many times it's a family member or care giver on seniors..........

They have all the bank info at their disposal.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:29 PM

5. Yep. My first thought was inside job

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:56 PM

7. The bank should have records of whom it went to and when.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:10 PM

8. What was done to Mr. Overton is terrible, I hope it's recified somehow.

This happened to a relative of mine living in NYC in the late 1980s. He deposited funds left to him from an aunt's life ins. policy into his acct. with a major bank. Almost all of the money soon disappeared, and it was an inside job.
My relative kept pushing the manager who insisted that it was a client withdrawal. Finally, the bank showed him a copy of a fake drivers license that was (supposedly) used for ID. It was so bad there was no way to dispute it. But the inside crew tried their best to hang onto the 25K as long as they could.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 12:50 PM

6. all hail mr overton but he is famous and will be helped...those not famous....fucked

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 01:50 PM

9. OMG. Wasn't someone handling his accounts for him?

Surely someone else was in charge of that account. Let's face it...someone that old needs some watching over; even healthy octogenarians don't have brains as sharp as they used to be.

Security needs to be very tight. (Making mental note to change my passwords this weekend.)

I hope they're able to catch them and recover some of the money.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 04:43 PM

10. I smell something fishy. I'd be interrogating the family first.

 

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Response to Jedi Guy (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 04:59 PM

11. There's a special place in hell for someone who does this

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