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Police: Couple ran sham military collection in Ocala

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Updated: 2/02 5:47 pm
OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida couple has been arrested after police say they set up a sham military donation operation.

Investigators say Gloria Dianne Woodside and her boyfriend Stephen J. Concannon sold military paraphernalia in front of an Ocala store while dressed in fatigues.

The Ocala Star Banner reports an officer approach Concannon and said he'd received a complaint the activity might be fraudulent.

The officer asked Concannon for documents proving he had authorization to sell the merchandise. Concannon claimed to be from a Kissimmee Navy SEALs foundation, but when the officer called a number on one of the documents he provided, Concannon's phone rang.

Police say Concannon admitted the operation was fake. He allegedly told police he usually made $200 a day and that his girlfriend was involved.


(Copyright the Associated Press)


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nativejax - 2/3/2014 1:19 PM
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Someone needs to tell this thief to stop using so much preparation H on her deceitful fat face. Just despicable what they are doing to our military in this Country left and right.

GUS11 - 2/3/2014 7:22 AM
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These are very useless people, and they don't belong in this country. Send them to Kabul Afghanistan. Make them set up thier sales table in the middle of the city. I bet that they will be dead in hour.

whosaysnocan - 2/3/2014 5:45 AM
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Glad they got caught. Takes real low life types to disrespect our military to make a buck.
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