State and local authorities have issued a nationwide arrest warrant on identity fraud charges for the director of a Florida-based charity purporting to raise money for Navy veterans, Ohio’s attorney general said Thursday.
Attorney General Richard Cordray told The Associated Press that the man being sought used the false identity of Bobby Thompson as part of a scam that has continued for seven years and involved tens of millions of dollars.
Cordray said the Internal Revenue Service and authorities in other states also have been investigating the man’s U.S. Navy Veterans Association. Cordray said his office worked with Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters on an arrest warrant issued from Cincinnati, where in 2003 the man set up a UPS mailbox to collect donations for the Tampa, Fla.-based association.
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