Man accused of stealing tornado victims supplies in court - News, Weather & Sports

Man accused of stealing tornado victims supplies in court

Gerald Scott Flint Gerald Scott Flint

HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A man said his intentions were honorable, but police said he was stealing from tornado victims.

Gerald Scott Flint appeared in court for the first time Friday morning on charges he stole items that were donated for people who lost their homes in the March 2 tornado. He is also charged for impersonating a public servant.

Flint told a judge he had a long history of public service to his state, country and military. He said he recently retired from the armed forces and wants to clear his name.

Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull, said, "He asked a nurse who was working up there in the Henryville area to accompany him to get some supplies, and that nurse after that episode became suspicious of who he was, and what he was doing and notified the police and they commenced an investigation."

Flint's bond was lowered to $5,000. He has been ordered to stay away from disaster areas and to wear a monitoring device.

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