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America’s Oldest Man Gets Money Back After ID Theft

Bank of America has credited the account of a man believed to be the country’s oldest living citizen after thieves reportedly stole his identity and bilked him out of his life savings.

In a police report filed last week, the family of 112-year-old Richard Overton said his Social Security and bank account numbers were used over the past several months to make seven withdrawals.

A cousin said the family was shocked when the bank asked them to come in and sign for the restored funds. He declined to say how much money was stolen, except that it was a “significant amount.”

Overton, the grandson of a slave, is also the nation’s oldest World War II veteran, having served at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack. He worked in a furniture store and as a courier for decades until he finally retired at age 85.

Two years ago, a GoFundMe account was established for Overton to help with the medical care he needed to continue living in his home.

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