Saturday, April 14, 2018

Dying Florida Vietnam Veteran Target of Thief

Largo woman accused of stealing $2,500 from Vietnam veteran
Police say Vietnam veteran was her neighbor
Adam Winer
Apr 13, 2018

LARGO, Fla. — A Vietnam veteran was the victim of theft at the hands of his own neighbor.
The Largo Police Department is accusing Sonya Herrick of writing a check to herself with her neighbor's checkbook without his knowledge.

The victim, John Gibbs, 84, is a Vietnam veteran with pancreatic cancer who lives near Herrick on Seminole Boulevard in Largo.

According to the arrest affidavit, Herrick wrote herself a $2,500 check back on April 6.

Investigators say Herrick befriended the victim in the days leading up to the theft with the intention of stealing from him.
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