Veteran impostors ran $125K ‘Wounded Warrior’ scam: feds


The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indiana has brought charges against four individuals alleging they stole $125,000 while running two fake charities for American veterans.

According to the indictment, the suspects, led by James Linville, convinced over 1,000 people and businesses to donate to the Wounded Warrior Fund and the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Victims believed they were donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, the legitimate and nationally recognized charity supporting veterans.

The fraudulent organizations claimed donations went toward active-duty and veteran military families in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The suspects received all of their donations from individuals and businesses in those three states.

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