112-year-old Richard Overton's family said they did not know how a thief got Overton's social security and personal account numbers.
You discovered the problem on Thursday, when one of the cousins of World War II veteran made a deposit into his account.
In recent months, Treasury Direct has made several purchases of savings bonds, and there was nothing left until Thursday.
"It's a shock, it hurts, it hurts so much," said Overton Jr.
While the family does not know who stole Overton's money, his cousin said, "It would be awful knowing that someone so close to him used it that way. "
His family did not want to discuss the amount of money that was taken, but said it was a "considerable amount".
Overton, now living in Austin, Texas, volunteered for service in 1
In 2013, he was honored by then-President Barack Obama during a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony.
His family said that the money from the online fund-raising site on a separate bank account is intact.
Police investigate the incident.