AUSTIN (AP) — Someone obtained the personal information of a Texas resident who’s believed to be the oldest man in the U.S. and used it to drain his bank account.
The family of Richard Overton says Social Security and banking account numbers for the 112-year-old Austin man were used to make seven withdrawals over the past several months.READ MORE: North Texas Seeing Plenty Of COVID-19 Vaccine Supply With No Wait Lists
Cousin Volma Overton declined to say how much was stolen but said it was a “significant amount of money.” He says the money was used to purchase savings bonds. A police report was filed Friday.READ MORE: 'Nobody Should Get Away With Murder': Family Continues Search For Answers After Father Killed In Suspected Road Rage Shooting In Dallas
The money was separate from a 2015 online campaign that raised more than $300,000 for Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack.
The fundraiser provided around-the-clock, in-home care for Overton.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
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