Tags: US | Navy | Vets | Fundraising

Ohio Says Impostor Led Navy Vet Fundraising Group

Thursday, 05 Aug 2010 06:20 PM

 

Ohio authorities have issued a nationwide arrest warrant on identity fraud charges for the director of a Florida-based charity that purports to raise money for U.S. Navy veterans.

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters (DEE'-tuhrz) said Thursday that U.S. Navy Veterans Association Director Bobby Thompson disappeared in June. Federal internal revenue officials and state authorities in at least seven states are seeking information on the association.

Cordray says Ohio investigators determined Thompson stole someone's birth date and Social Security number and used them in a seven-year scam involving millions of dollars.

Investigators say Thompson used the false identity in 2003 to rent a Cincinnati post office mailbox where he collected donations.

The association's website doesn't show any way to contact Thompson.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

F-16s Escort Two Airliners to Atlanta Airport After Bomb Threat

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 18:37 PM

F-16 fighter jets escorted two passenger planes to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport following a bomb thr . . .

Patriots Accept No Blame Over Deflated Footballs

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 15:54 PM

The New England Patriots said on Saturday they had followed every rule to the letter and accepted no blame for using f . . .

Vanderbilt Gang-rape Defense Points to Campus Culture

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 13:46 PM

Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved