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Feds Seek Man in Vet Fundraising Scam

Federal authorities are asking for the public’s help in capturing a fugitive accused of running a scam that collected millions of dollars in donations from people who believed they were helping U.S. Navy veterans.

A man who uses the false identify of Bobby Thompson was indicted in Ohio in 2010 on theft, money laundering and other charges related to the Florida-based charity. He disappeared in June 2010.

While authorities don’t know his real name, investigators have uncovered information that leads them to believe Thompson may have lived in New Mexico.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Thompson has shown intimate knowledge of the Albuquerque area.

Authorities say he has used several aliases, including Ronnie Brittain and Elmer Dosier. He also has shown an ability to alter his appearance by changing his hair and wearing glasses.


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