No one is immune from identity theft and fraud. Not even, it seems, America’s oldest World War II veteran.
Last week, relatives of Richard Arvin Overton, a 112-year-old Austin, Texas man, reportedly discovered a number of withdrawals from his bank account made over the last several months.
The amount of money stolen was not disclosed.
Overton requires round-the-clock medical care and resides at home. His care costs about $15,000 a month, and his family has set up a GoFundMe to help foot the bill. A phone call to Volma Overton, the veteran's cousin, was not immediately returned.
It’s a harsh reminder that, while anyone can be a victim of fraud, older adults are especially vulnerable to scams.