Military veteran claims eBenefits account was hacked 

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 23:14:19-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Toby Yarbrough says he wants answers after his monthly disability check was missing from his Navy Federal Credit Union bank account this morning.

He says the check was deposited into a completely different bank.

Both, his routing and account number had also been changed.

“It’s not actually a bank/checking account,” Yarbrough explained. “It`s one of those net spending credit cards type of account. This guy right here wasn't too smart cause it`s got the bank info with account number and routing number.”

Yarbrough says the other bank is investigating who could have transferred the money.

Whomever the person is, Yarbrough says they only could have done it by hacking the Veterans Affairs eBenefits website.

“Everything that`s on eBenefits has all my information from my military career. Has my name, social security number, my phone number, bank account numbers,” Yarbrough said.

News 3 reached out the VA regarding Yarbrough's claims.

We`re still waiting to hear back.

The army veteran says, luckily, he has money saved up.

However, if he doesn't get his check soon – he’s not sure how he’ll make ends meet.

“The first of the month, I pay all my bills. By the time everything is done, I’m actually living off about $400 a month,” Yarbrough explained.

He says the money should be deposited into his account within the next 14 days.