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Police: Man pocketed relief money

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Gerald Scott Flint
A two-week investigation resulted in an arrest of a Clay County man earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Indiana State Police officials arrested Gerald Scott Flint, 53, Brazil. The initial arrest was for Possession of a Legend Drug, a class D felony, out of Jackson County.

Additional charges were filed against Flint in Clark County Wednesday, for allegedly Impersonating a Public Servant, and Theft, both class D felonies.

The investigation began March 10, after a citizen registered a complaint to Indiana State Police (ISP) officials, alleging Flint was in Clark and Scott counties, near disaster areas, allegedly soliciting donations of disaster supplies, including food and water, as well as monetary donations for the organization Volunteer Medics Worldwide.

The donations collected were to be used to assist the victims of the severe storms and tornadoes that struck southern Indiana March 2.

During the collection of the donations, Flint allegedly sometimes led people to believe he was working in cooperation with Homeland Security.

According to ISP officials, Flint was not working with Homeland Security or any other known legitimate organization while collecting the donations and supplies.

During the course of the investigation, it was also discovered that Flint had allegedly provided and was in possession of antibiotic legend drugs. According to officials, it is unknown at this time how many people took possession of the antibiotic legend drugs from Flint.

Flint was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Clark County on charges filed against him.

According to officials, the investigation is ongoing as people from the Scott County and surrounding areas need to be interviewed.

ISP Trooper Matt Busick is leading the investigation. He is asking anyone who may have contributed supplies or monies to Volunteer Medics Worldwide, or directly to Flint, to contact him at the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg by calling 812-246-5424.


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I hope the scum bag rots in prison. Is impersonating a homeland security officer some sort of federal crime? This is the reason people are reluctant to help others who may need a hand after a disaster. They are never sure if they are being taken advantage or not.

-- Posted by MS660 on Thu, Mar 22, 2012, at 8:48 PM

Low life creep. I agree MS660 - this type of thing causes others to hesitate donating.

-- Posted by indianamama on Fri, Mar 23, 2012, at 9:52 AM

If it isn't, it SHOULD BE. What a piece of sh*t. Trying to make a buck off other people's misfortune. What a sad, disgraceful human being.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Mar 23, 2012, at 11:31 AM

Wow.. that just makes me sick!!!! This is an all time low for a person to do that to another human being... why should we pay for him in prision.. Just go back to the olden days... Hang him!!!

-- Posted by YESUCAN13 on Fri, Mar 23, 2012, at 11:44 AM

This man was very trusted and happens to be the founder and leader of a successful organization. www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1560753.htm...

Google Volunteer Medics Worldwide. I am having a hard time believing that he could have done this. I don't know him personally but I have heard him speak to several groups over the past few years. All I can say is if this IS true..shame on him. If it's not then shame on us.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Mar 23, 2012, at 4:19 PM

I dont know proud, he looks pretty guilty in that picture of him.

-- Posted by MS660 on Fri, Mar 23, 2012, at 5:02 PM

Don't be so quick to judge, Gerald Flint has spent most of his life helping others. Last year he was helping Tsunami victims in Japan, he was in Joplin MIssouri last year; He was in Nashville during the floods, Katrina, the Pentagon on 9/11.

The "drugs" here, anti-biotics.....

The truth will come out, unfortuately it probably wont make a headline or mention and the damage is done.

Thank you, Proud of my Country, well said!

-- Posted by reddevil on Fri, Mar 23, 2012, at 7:44 PM

We are Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law not public opinion.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Sat, Mar 24, 2012, at 8:54 PM

Coming soon to a news media source near you!! Gerald Scott Flint is the same guy who pulls you out of the ditch in the winter, drags the dead animals, dead tree branches off the road, brings diapers in the middle of the night, stocks the food pantry, sings and speaks at your special events. Did rescue and recovery operations in September 2001 at the Pentagon and NYC Ground Zero,evacuated over 650 wounded , sick and injured US and Coalition Trooops from Iraq and Afghanistan and has served your state and nation since the great blizzard of 1978 (OPERATION SNOW BLOW). I accept your nasty , foolish, violent and unfounded comments on behalf of an "ungrateful nation, state, county and community"

-- Posted by volmedics on Fri, May 18, 2012, at 11:42 AM


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