Outrageous WWII Veteran Robbed of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars by His Caretakers
A couple hired to be caregivers for a 95-year-old World War II veteran is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from him.
69-year-old Dian Zeemin and 62-year-old Joe Rosko were supposed to help decorated Army veteran Dennis Ferk with finances after his wife passed away in 2010.
Instead the couple allegedly obtained a dozen credit cards under Ferk's and Zeemin's names, maxed out his accounts on personal items and altogether stole $340,000, according to police.
Ferk spoke to Lea Gabrielle about his ordeal, revealing that he was physically, verbally and emotionally abused by Zeemin and Rosko.
Eventually, he approached a friend from church, Gil Martinez, who agreed to help.
When Martinez looked into Ferk’s finances, he found bank accounts hemorrhaging money.
Martinez assumed power of attorney over Ferk and contacted the Santa Fe Police Department, who began investigating.
Zeemin and Rosko face felony charges of fraud, exploitation and forgery, but they are currently on the run.
"One day I asked him, not long after I took control of his bank accounts, 'Sarge, can you open your wallet and show me how much you have?'" Martinez told Gabrielle. "He had nothing."
Watch Gabrielle's report above.