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Updated: 01/10/2018 08:30:01AM

Man ran fake charity to help veterans

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PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER III

Winter Haven resident Chris Edwards was arrested Jan. 4 on multiple fraud charges for allegedly using empathy for veterans to con hundreds, if not thousands, of area residents since 2016.

Chris Edwards

By CHARLES A. BAKER III

cbaker@scmginc.com

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WINTER HAVEN – If the allegations are true, this Winter Haven con artist even fooled The Winter Haven Sun.

Christopher Edwards was featured in the newspaper twice in 2017 in an attempt to support what he described as a non-profit called Power To Our Veterans. On Jan. 4, Edwards was arrested on multiple second degree felony fraud charges for allegedly spending around $100,000 of donations drinking and eating at local bars and restaurants.

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