Police: $20K stolen from elderly Clover man after Home Depot debit card breach

An 84-year-old Clover man whose debit card information was allegedly stolen last year in a Home Depot data breach was the alleged victim of a unknown scammer who used his card to purchase more than $20,000 in items online from Amazon, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

A woman, who has power of attorney for the elderly man, reported to deputies Friday that the money has been “disappearing” since September, and then was told by the bank “the debit card information was taken during the Home Depot breach.”