Thief drains bank account of nation's oldest World War II veteran

Someone stole money from the bank account of 112-year-old World War II veteran Richard Overton of Austin TX

Richard Overton is something of a celebrity in Austin, Texas, because the 112-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest living man in America.

The 112-year-old's cousin, Volma Overton Jr., told KVUE that he noticed on June 27 that there were four debits from Overton's bank account. The alleged thief reportedly made several savings bond purchases through Treasury Direct using Overton's account until there was no money left.

Cousin Volma Overton declined to say how much was stolen but said it was a 'significant amount of money'.

The incident did not affect a GoFundMe crowdfunding page that the family created in 2016 to provide round-the-clock care for Overton so that he can live at home, according to the American-Statesman.

"Someone set up a bogus account, got his Social Security number and accessed his personal checking account", Volma Overton, the third cousin of Overton, told the Dallas Morning News. Somebody stole money out of his bank account, KXAN-TV reports.

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Austin city council honors Richard Overton by naming his street in his honor. The family says the money from that page is linked to a separate bank account.

"My mind goes up and down the gamut from A to Z of who it might be, but it could be someone in a foreign country", Volma Overton said.

'It's a shock, it hurts, it hurts tremendously, ' he said.

An amount wasn't specified, but Volma did say that a "considerable amount" was taken. Members of the public helped celebrate, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.

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