AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — Austin supercentenarian and the nation’s oldest active man, Richard Overton, is the victim of character annexation that larboard his coffer annual empty, his ancestors said.
Someone acclimated his annual to acquirement accumulation bonds with Treasury Direct, according to Richard’s cousin, Volma Overton, Jr. He added that the purchases had been accident for a “couple of months.”
Volma discovered the annual alterity back he deposited money into Richard’s claimed account, again went to the coffer to analysis the balance. All that was in there was the money he had aloof deposited.
A coffer agent pulled up the annual assuming the money went to Treasury Direct.
“I looked at it — what the hell are these debits?” Volma said.
He said the coffer has been actual accessible and he’s additionally beatific a letter to Treasury Direct. The ancestors has not notified police.
It’s not adamantine to acquisition Richard’s name, altogether or alike abode online. The 112-year-old WWII veteran is a basic of Austin, Texas. In fact, his abode with affair decorations can be apparent on Google Maps. He afresh acclaimed a altogether in March.
Volma doesn’t apperceive how the bent got Richard’s Social Security cardinal and coffer annual number.
“We wanted to put the word out about them application his name with baseborn ID,” Volma said. “It ability help others realize how accessible we all are to this.”
Volma didn’t specify how abundant money was in Richard’s account, but he said it was a “considerable amount.”
This annual is a claimed one and is abstracted from an online accomplishment the family uses to advice pay for Richard’s care. At $480 per day and about $15,000 per month, his round-the-clock affliction requires constant fundraising.