John Donald Cody, a.k.a. Bobby Thompson, used lax state laws to cheat Virginians.
Virginians who in 2009 alone donated at least $2 million to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association found later they merely had helped line the pockets of an elusive con man known as Bobby Thompson.
They weren’t his only dupes. Nationwide, investigators say, he sucked up more than $100 million from donors between 2002 and 2010, when his “charity” was exposed as a fraud.