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Investigator: Most wanted fugitive a mystery

6:49 PM, May 8, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A man accused of stealing millions that had been donated to the charity he founded, the Navy Veterans Association, pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.

The judge ordered him held in custody.

The man goes by the name "Bobby Thompson" but federal investigators are still trying to determine his real identity.
Prosecutor allege Thompson stole nearly $2 million from Ohio donors and millions more from donors in 40 states.

U.S. Marshals took Thompson into custody earlier this month in Portland, Oregon. He had been on the run for nearly two years.

He faces charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, identity theft, fraud, and money laundering.

Marshals say Thompson has refused to reveal his true identity and say national and local searches conducted on his fingerprints have yielded negative results. Marshals are circulating various photographs of Thompson in hopes someone recognizes him.

Anyone with information regarding the true identity of this fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text the keyword WANTED and the tip to 847411(tip411).

Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available.

WKYC-TV

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