GALVESTON, Texas Galveston police are investigating after thieves ransacked a home owned by two Galveston County sheriff s deputies and stole cash raised at a cancer benefit.
Thieves steal cancer patient's money from Galveston deputies
I told her, What are we going to do, said Deputy Jesse Khaled.
Khaled and his wife, Amanda, who is also a sheriff s deputy, live in the 6300 block of Heards in east Galveston.
Thursday morning, crooks broke into their home and stole jewelry, electronics and $3,600 in cash.
The money was to go to Khaled s sister, a youth pastor who lives in Oklahoma, to help in her fight against cancer. She does not have medical insurance.
We pay approximately $250 a week for her cancer, plus another $300 for another medication that eases the effects of the chemo on her so that s $1,300 a month we have to pay for her, said Khaled.
Khaled said he left the money in the back of a drawer in his bedroom and was planning to deposit it into a bank account, but with spring break last week, and his children out of school, he wasn t able to do so.
He says his sister is the one who is helping the family get through this.
I told her, What are we going to do, we have to find another means, and she said, Don t worry, don t worry, it s going to happen, said Khaled. She actually told me not to worry about it and that God is in control.
A spokesperson told KHOU 11 News that they did recover fingerprint evidence from the scene and are working to see if that will lead them to the thieves.
This story came to us with the help of the Galveston County Daily News.
Read or Share this story: http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/18/11683130/