Skip to comments.Authorities find $1 million in cash stashed in storage unit rented by Navy Vets' Thompson
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.......
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I had Some Young Gun last night.....
I love Barry....he just doesn’t give a hoot..
Scratch that last post.Wrong Barry Weiss
This is a big deal with Democrats because he gave money to Republicans and had his picture taken with them.
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.
Good one :)