Philadelphia Marine Robbed Of $44,000 Disability Check, Suspect Sought

PHLADELPHIA (CBS) — A Marine from Philadelphia has some pretty choice words for the guy who stole his $44,000 disability check.

“I served my country and if this is your way of making a living, by robbing people that served their country, then I don’t think there is any place for you on the streets,” the Marine said.

After training our fighting men and women, preparing them for war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 27-year old Marine Sergeant developed neck spasms, knee problems and seizures.

He was shocked to learn the suspect somehow got a hold of his large disability check he had been waiting for.

Just days before Christmas, the man used a counterfeit driver’s license to open a bank account in the Sergeant’s name at the Bank of America on Street Road in Bensalem, and deposited the money.

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Over the course of six days, the unidentified man withdrew $22,000 leaving the Sergeant, who’s going to Temple University full-time, waiting for a check that would never come.

“I’ve been really messed me up these past couple of months,” he said.

The suspect is described as a white male about 40-years-old and 220 pounds.

The Marine Sergeant has a pretty clear message he wants the thief to hear.

“I just can’t wait till you are caught. I think you are a scumbag and I’m really looking forward to seeing you behind bars where you belong,” he said.

The Sergeant says he’s been running into some red tape to get a new check sent to him, but he’s hopeful the matter will be resolved soon.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Philadelphia Police Department’s Central Detectives bureau.

Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3

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