Skip to comments.112-year-old Austin resident, our oldest living veteran, robbed of savings, identity
Posted on 06/30/2018 8:16:20 PM PDT by HKMk23
Someone is impersonating the oldest man in America.
Family members of Richard Overton, the 112-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Austin, learned that his personal bank account had been drained on Friday.
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This calls for a seek-and-destroy mission, here.
The perp who did this to this gentleman and fellow vet should have justice served at the end of a dark alley. No questions asked.
This pains my heart.. the good God is taking notice
Dont banks have any legal responsibility? They gave his money away, without his authorization.
I think it was my local TV news, NBC5DFW, that did an interview with this old gentleman a few weeks ago.
His neighbors watch out for him and visit, while he sits on his porch watching life go on in the neighborhood.
He’s a very calm old black vet who likes his sippin’ whisky and smokes numerous cigars every day.
The person who drained his bank account should be dealt with to the extent of the law. Hopefully, some of the old man’s friends/family find him first and then turn him over to the lawmen.
“Dont banks have any legal responsibility?”
1-1/2 years ago, I went in to the bank to start taking money from my IRA., because I reached the age of mandatory withdrawal. The IRA was empty. I spoke to the VP of the branch and she took copies of my statements and started tracking it down.
A financial advisor from the bank had moved it through 8 different insurance companies, credit unions and other agencies trying to hide it. It took 4 months, but she retrieved my funds (a little less than $200K). The bank’s crooked financial advisor is now in jail, and my IRA wasn’t the only one he tried to abscond with.
I put my retrieved cash into a house that my daughter is now living in with the intention of paying me what would be monthly mortgage payments.
It’s hard to have money stolen when it’s a building.
Maybe he’s one of the 7 or 8 SS#s 0dunga uses.
Vet thinking... What the heck do I need Life-Lock for? I’m a 111 YO...
Nonetheless... locate, convict, and hang the perp.
If someone has the credentials to fool the bank into thinking it’s you; that’s all the bank can do.
Yes. And the good news about that, as I understand it, is that the GoFundMe account ISN’T tied to the bank account that got compromised, so he’ll still get all that money.
Yep, there must be hundreds of 112-year-old veteran doppelgangers out there. Coulda fooled anybody!
Fooling a cashier at the grocery store with a fraudulent credit card is one thing. It takes a real banking fool (or crook) to empty accounts to the wrong person.
After the gofund site gets their cut...
That transaction should leave a e-paper trail. I suspect they will figure out who took it.
Which family member?
This theft is essentially a bank robbery. So like any other bank robbery, the FDIC should step in and make the old man whole.
According to this, they had his Social Security Number and his account number. If thats enough to convince the bank of his identity, the FDIC needs to take over the bank.
The fact that it was used to buy savings bonds, probably mailed to a mail drop indicates sophistication. Bet this is a bigger scam than just one victim.
The old bonds that we once bought at the bank, no longer exist. Most are electronic entries now. A number of years ago I converted a bunch of paper bonds to electronic entries. As they reach final maturity we move the proceeds to our bank account.
It is not a user friendly process, but I’m sure they have an electronic paper trail.
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