Largo woman accused of stealing $2,500 from Vietnam veteran
Police say Vietnam veteran was her neighbor
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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