Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Fraudulent Donation Solicitation
Date of News Release: 06/17/2010
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police is investigating complaints regarding a subject who is going to businesses in Meade and Bullitt counties, specifically in Brandenburg and Shepherdsville, requesting cash donations on behalf of Rolling Thunder, Inc. Rolling Thunder, Inc is a veteran's support organization and does raise funds to support veterans. However, the spokesman for the Kentucky chapter states they do not go door to door making such requests. The suspect is a white male, late 30's, with long black hair and a goatee. He is between 5'6" to 5'7" and is approximately 300 lbs. He has a tattoo on his right hand between his thumb and forefinger. He walks into the businesses carrying a legitimate flyer which promotes a Rolling Thunder poker run scheduled for June 19, 2010. He tells the businesses if cash donations are made, the business will be one of the stops on the poker run and the employees there will receive free t-shirts on behalf of Rolling Thunder, which is false. He also approaches patrons of the businesses and takes cash donations from them as well. Anyone with any information about this matter should contact Trooper Jeff Jenkins at the Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).