A conflict over campaign cash leaves Virginians
Virginians tricked into giving money to a fraudulent charity still don’t know precisely who pocketed the donations intended for needy veterans. They also don’t know who will seek justice on their behalf.
The man who ran the U.S. Navy Veterans Association under the name “Bobby Thompson” was arrested this week in Portland, Ore., with three wallets, each with a different set of identification papers. One fake Canadian ID under the name “Alan Lacey” led federal agents to a storage unit with still more credit reports, birth certificates and a suitcase stuffed with nearly $1 million in cash.