The charity impostor had his photo taken with President George W. Bush.
For seven years, the director of the national charity U.S. Navy Veterans Association raised $20 million for Navy vets.
Problem was, he was an impostor.
He stole the identity of another man, Bobby Thompson, and for seven years solicted donations for his group. In Virginia, he lobbied for a new bill that allowed charities to solicit donations without having to register. The bill passed.
After a tip, when investigators started looking into the association’s finances, he vanished. That’s when authorities discovered he took over 90% of the charity’s donations for "administrative costs."
He also donated hundred of thousands of dollars to conservative political candidates, which allowed him to get his picture taken with GOP politicians.
An accomplice, Blanca Contreras, who took over $400,000 from a charity account, was arrested.
The unknown charity impostor has not been found.
Today, he probably has a clean-shaven face. His name is unknown.
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