Police arrest "Wounded Warrior" money collector - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police arrest "Wounded Warrior" money collector

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Louisville Metro Police say a man claiming to be collecting funds for a charity that helps wounded veterans was actually keeping the money for himself.

According to an arrest report, police were contacted by several military personnel about 43-year-old Paul Ritter. Police say Ritter was standing at the corner of 4th St. and Liberty St. wearing a military uniform and collecting donations for a charity named "Wounded Warrior." He was allegedly holding a black bucket and wearing a reflective vest with the words "Wounded Warrior" on it.

When interviewed by police, Ritter allegedly admitted that he is not an authorized representative of any charity named "Wounded Warrior," nor does the money he collects go to such a charity. Police say Ritter's bucket had $41.30 in it, and that he said he collected over $600 during the last month.

He was charged with theft by deception and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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