Veteran’s Home Ransacked, Marine Corps Blue Dress Uniform Taken

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Millie (pictured at left) in her Marine Corps Blue Dress uniform.

Courtesy: Ceres Police


Friends of a Marine Corps veteran whose home was ransacked have come together to try and help her out.

Millie Fisher’s home was burglarized back on Sept. 27, Ceres Police say. The thieves made off with a many of her valuables, including a brooch passed down from Fisher’s great-grandmother, an antique WWII pistol and her personal recipe book.

Fisher’s Marine Corps Blue Dress uniform was also taken, police say.

Wednesday, police announced that Millie’s friends have established an account at Valley First Credit Union to help her get through the financial hardships caused by the burglary. Police estimate that at least $10,000 worth of items was stolen. Plus, Millie must also pay about $5,500 to repair and secure her home.

Fisher, who is disabled, is a noted pillar of the community. Even after retiring from a 25 year law enforcement career, Fisher has continued to contribute. She created the “Pay it Forward Computer Project” in 2012 to help raise funds to buy computers for impoverished children.

Police note that Fisher has been the victim of theft before. In 2010, about $2,000 worth of her personal items were taken during a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Ceres youth programs.

Investigators are still looking for information on the burglary and ask anyone with information to call Ceres Police at (209) 538-5730.

If you want to contribute Millie’s fund, the account number at Valley First Credit Union is 199369 for cash or check deposits and 78600000199369 for electronic transfers.

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