A bank is returning a 112-year-old man’s life savings after it was stolen from an identity thief.
His cousin, Volma Overton, told Dallas News that his family was shocked by the bank’s generosity.
“Man, I teared up,” he said.
“I couldn’t believe it. They made it happen. The executive of the company said he’d take care of this, and he took care of it.
A Bank of America spokeswoman confirmed that the bank was investigating the issue, as was Austin police and the feds.
“Everyone wants to get to the bottom of this. I don’t think it’s going to be long before we know,” Overton added.
Sadly, the thieves stole Richard’s identity too.
“Someone set up a bogus account, got his Social Security number and accessed his personal checking account.”
Luckily for Overton, who is dubbed the oldest man living in America and is a WWII vet, his bank account isn’t attached to his GoFund Me Page. The fundraising account, which has over $420,000, mostly goes to taking care of Overton. See, he requires 4 caretakers to watch him over every day.
When news hit that his account had been hiked, his family saw a spike in donations for his fundraising page, the Dallas News noted.
It’s been a true blessing in disguise for us,” his cousin stressed.
That, and “everything’s back just like it was” before, with Overton sitting on his front porch, where he smokes 12 cigars a day and sips on whiskey and Coke.
We’re glad he got all of his money back!
Bank Restores Money To 112-Year-Old Veteran Whose Identity Was Stolen was originally published on hellobeautiful.com