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Scottsdale man arrested, accused of running fake golf charity scam

Robert Francis Alexander, a 57-year-old man from Scottsdale, was arrested on Aug. 8 and accused of running a fake golf charity scam, Scottsdale police have introduced. 

Investigators stated that Alexander had been amassing money from May by July on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit group for veterans and lively obligation service members, for a charity golf match on the Silverleaf Country Club. 

“The golf tournament did not exist, and the Wounded Warrior Project charity had no knowledge of Alexander, nor his activity. It was also reported Alexander was collecting money as an investment in purchasing golf balls to be sold in and around Scottsdale,”  the Scottsdale Police Department stated Sunday. 

Police say Alexander had contacted folks quite a few methods, together with over the telephone or as instantly as person-to-person at native golf programs and inspired them to make donations in money. Police recognized not less than three individuals who gave Alexander over $14,400 in whole and consider that there are possible extra victims, in keeping with Scottsdale PIO Aaron Bolin. 

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