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Authorities find $1 million in cash stashed in storage unit rented by Navy Vets' Thompson
Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 3, 2012 | Kris Hundley

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:23:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Federal agents seeking clues about Bobby Thompson's true identity got a warrant to search a storage locker in Oregon on Wednesday and found two suitcases packed with about $1 million in cash.

U.S. marshals who tracked down the fugitive believe it is money Thompson collected as part of a sham charity operation he ran for years in Tampa. His charity, U.S. Navy Veterans Association, reported collecting millions of dollars from across the nation in the name of needy veterans.

Also stashed in the Portland storage unit were boxes full of birth certificates, credit reports and other personal information needed to steal the identities of dozens of unsuspecting people.......

......When agents arrested Thompson on Monday night in Portland as he was returning home from a bar, he was carrying three wallets, all with different identification papers. It was under one of those stolen identities, Alan Lacy, that he had rented a storage unit in the 100 block of Belmont NE in Portland. It was there that agents discovered the cash and stolen personal information Wednesday evening.

Elliott said Thompson had stayed on the move. While in the Northeast, he started another charity, the Plymouth Rock Society of Christian Pilgrims. But he managed to stay one step ahead of the law by changing identities.

The storage unit with the cash and piles of personal information had been arranged using the name of a former firefighter in New Mexico.......

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bobbythompson; fraud; identitytheft; scam; stolenvalor; veterans

1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:23:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: LucyT

Found birth certificate(s) in this guys storage locker....Wonder if anyone has checked BO’s


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:27:45 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Freak

3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:30:36 AM PDT by IbJensen ( I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what 0 does with mine)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve always wondered how one would go about setting up a real veteran’s charity. I’m guessing there’s some involved paperwork and IRS red tape.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:30:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: hoosiermama

... I’ve been told that elected officials have automatic security clearances, and their background information doesn’t matter anymore ...


5 posted on 05/03/2012 4:32:50 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

———Plymouth Rock Society of Christian Pilgrims-——

What a fabulous name. Flawless.

It could be improved only by adding “and apple pie eaters”.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 4:37:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not hard at all and the paperwork is the same as any other non-profit thus one should be very careful donating to veterans charities to be sure they are legitimate.

The Vietnam Veterans of America is a complete scam and very little of the proceeds make it to veterans.

The Wounded Warrior Project is one of the best and is the charity I support.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 4:39:48 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: bert
"It could be improved only by adding “and apple pie eaters”."

Woa there my FRiend.... as Apple Pan Dowdy, I ask that you not malign the good name of apple eaters! :)

8 posted on 05/03/2012 4:43:57 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: TSgt

VVA is a lefty group and always has been. I was a veteran’s representative at the state unemployment office for about 17 years and helped thousands find work, from down the street to Saudi Arabia, from ditchdigger to CEO.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:48:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Ken522

That’s what certain people would like us to believe.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:49:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Hey lady...Haven’t seen you forever. FRmail coming your way,


11 posted on 05/03/2012 4:51:25 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Ken522
That's only true of the president, since he is the final authority. Or at least that was the way it worked when I was in military intelligence. I remember President Carter revealing some details on our spy satellites that were code word, but of course he didn't get into any trouble. Who knows what President Clinton and the current occupant have ginned up.
12 posted on 05/03/2012 4:52:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: TSgt

Wounded Warriors & Homes for our Troops are my favorites.
The money they found should go to help our vets.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 5:01:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: TSgt
The Wounded Warrior Project is one of the best and is the charity I support.

You hope.

14 posted on 05/03/2012 5:18:14 AM PDT by steelwheels
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To: TSgt

My wife’s cousin and my FIL are fairly heavily involved in WWP.


15 posted on 05/03/2012 5:27:53 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That could have been an interesting episode of “storage wars”.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: steelwheels

I used to support them until they pissed me off. I’ve been offering free guided deer hunts to wounded veterans for many years. 5 years ago I was asked by a WW rep out of Abilene if I would take a 4 man group for a deer hunt on my place and I agreed. About a week before the hunt I was contacted by another rep who told me that the men who were coming to hunt and who I thought were wounded servicemen were actually two reps from WW and a couple of buddies, one of them had never been in the service. I canceled their hunt and rounded up four young vets from Midland and Odessa and we had a hell of a good weekend hunt. I’m not saying their all like that but that bunch from Abilene sure soured my bread. Just to brag a little but I now have 6 flags incased with certificates of authenticity that have been presented to me by past vets who have hunted my place. I’m deeply honored and extremely proud of them and those who serve under them.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:40:11 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: TSgt

[The Wounded Warrior Project is one of the best and is the charity I support.]

Yep. I was amazed the the libtard Piers Morgan gave his Apprentice winnings to them.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:48:47 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Who knows what President Clinton and the current occupant have ginned up”

Its probably that you not know, It would just get your B/P jacked up to the danger point. I wouldn’t trust either one of them to take out the garbage.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:52:25 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I just don’t know why people will play the lottery and yet avoid jury duty. Just imagine being called up for THIS trial?

Oh, we have a winner!

“Mr. Foreperson, stop talking - you were not tasked with number of years or selecting the prison, and for your information, hard labor is no longer allowed in our penal system”.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 6:07:21 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: cuban leaf

YUUUUP!


21 posted on 05/03/2012 6:23:28 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dirtbag!


22 posted on 05/03/2012 6:24:33 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TSgt
The Vietnam Veterans of America is a complete scam and very little of the proceeds make it to veterans.
I helped start our local VVA about 1980.
I quit less than a year later when I discovered the VVA didn't, and still doesn't, require VN service for membership.
More than half the members had never been to VN and as far as I'm concerned, that's stolen valor.
23 posted on 05/03/2012 6:24:35 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GQuagmire

I had Some Young Gun last night.....

I love Barry....he just doesn’t give a hoot..


24 posted on 05/03/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: CT Hillbilly
He's an interesting guy.....Barry Weiss
25 posted on 05/03/2012 7:04:30 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire; CT Hillbilly

Scratch that last post.Wrong Barry Weiss


26 posted on 05/03/2012 7:09:39 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

27 posted on 05/03/2012 7:58:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is a big deal with Democrats because he gave money to Republicans and had his picture taken with them.


28 posted on 05/03/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

Yes. But the guy is a crook and I posted it mostly to have people remember there are creeps like this out there taking from good-hearted people.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 9:52:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Daffynition; onedoug

Good one :)


30 posted on 05/03/2012 11:02:19 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor
"Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it."
31 posted on 05/03/2012 11:39:19 AM PDT by onedoug
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