Bobby Thompson

Bobby Thompson

United States Navy Veterans Association claimed that it was operating since 1927, was registered with the IRS, run by ex-military men, and had dozens of chapters and 66,000 members nationwide. A media investigation revealed that this charity was not in operation until 2002 and had only one member or charity official that could be located. It was run out of an individual's duplex in Florida and appeared to have consisted of one man using a fake name for whom no record of U.S. military service could be found. A man named Bobby Thompson was arrested for created this fake charity and bilk donors out of nearly $100 million over a seven-year period.

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