PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The man who allegedly killed Sgt. Michael Wilson, before turning the gun on himself, had significant financial and health problems for the last several years.
The list of creditors who were calling Jay Vanko was more than two pages long, 51 creditors in all.
Vanko and his wife filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Their home was foreclosed in 2009 and their car was repossessed. On top of that, they had a stack of medical bills that were never paid.
According to the bankruptcy filing WINK News Call For Action obtained, Jay Vanko was on disability, receiving just $687 a month from Social Security and food stamps.
His wife worked at a Burger King in Sarasota, bringing home $1400 a month.
Meanwhile, the couple owed their creditors more than $110,000 including more than $13,000 in unpaid medical bills. Though it's unclear what medical problems Vanko faced.
When he filed for bankruptcy in 2011, Vanko said he had just $20 in his pocket and $300 in the bank.