Meridian Resident Reports Life Savings Stolen

Meridian police are working a reported theft in which an 82-year-old resident lost his entire life savings.

82-year-old Clovis Hemphill, a World War II veteran, said just before 11 a.m. Thursday, two women stole valuables from his house on 15th Street.

According to Hemphill, one of the women came to his front door claiming to be from a local hospital. At the time he says she gave him a basket of fruit.

Hemphill said another woman called out 'it's time to go' from a car parked on the street, and the woman who brought the fruit left quickly.

Hemphill said he discovered his missing items after going back inside the house.

"And I looked at my little old safety box and it was gone. Then, I got real upset and I hadn't even missed my rifles being gone," said Hemphill. "All of my pennies being gone. All of my watches being gone and nothing else at the time. All I missed was my money gone."

Hemphill says he believes the second woman involved broke into the house through his back door.

He says the two stole his entire life savings, all of his bank statements, checkbooks, insurance and social security information, a rifle and a veterans watch that he had never worn.

The only available description of the two suspects is that they were both black females.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to please contact Meridian police at 601-485-1893 or Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.


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  • by citizen Location: meridian on Aug 14, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    These two crackheads are pros and will do this again, just sit back and watch so lock your doors.
  • by jesse Location: meridian on Aug 14, 2009 at 06:32 PM
    HOW LONG WERE THE TWO WOMEN AT HIS HOUSE? HOW DID SHE GET IN THE BACK DOOR? I AM SO SORRY HE LOST ALL OF HIS MONEY AND THINGS. . THESE WOMEN MUST HAVE KNOWN HE KEPT MONEY IN HIS HOUSE. DOES HE HAVE ANY TYPE OF HOME INSURANCE TO COVER THIS. SORRY SIR. PLEASE TELL SENIORS, DO NOT EVER GO TO THE DOOR AND TALK TO SOME ONE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW. THESE TWO LADIES NEED TO BE CAUGHT.
  • by NURSE Location: HEIDELBERG
    Whomever these dirty,low life ,no class disrespectful,no good ,women are,I pray that the good LORD let them be caught very soon and be punished to the fulliest extent of the law. Lauderdale county crime rate is so bad until i am about to transfer my daughter to another college. If you still from the elderly,you will do anything.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    You have to consider this man has lived through a time when many people did not trust banks and his life savings may not add up to a lot of money. I wish to goodness his money had been in a bank. I pray the police find these criminals and they suffer mightily for such a terrible thing. These two are among the lowest of the low.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM
    Why was his "Life savings" in an old safety box in his house?
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Shame on whoever did this!! Some people have no respect or moral values. I pray that justice will be served upon those responsible.
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