Santos Stole GoFundMe Donations For Sick Dog

Patch New York reports:

A veteran’s charity gave the pit mix to Richard Osthoff, a disabled veteran who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2002, he told Patch.

When Sapphire developed a life-threatening stomach tumor, Osthoff, now 47, learned the surgery would cost $3,000. A veterinary technician took Osthoff aside and told him, “‘I know a guy who runs a pet charity who can help you,'” Osthoff recounted.

Osthoff and another New Jersey veteran, retired police Sgt. Michael Boll, who tried to intervene to help Osthoff in 2016, told Patch that George Santos closed the GoFundMe he set up for Sapphire after it raised $3,000 on social media and disappeared.

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