Investigating officers first made contact with a female and learned that the male she was with had fled the area with the collection jar. A search of the area was made and the male was located, however, the collection jar was not.
Officers were able to locate a number for the actual “Support Our Troops Foundation” and after speaking with representatives from the group, they were able to determine that neither of these two people represented nor were they authorized to make collections on behalf of the foundation.
The suspects were taken into custody and transported for processing. A quantity of U.S. currency was also seized as evidence. It was learned during interview that the suspects have done this before. In addition, based on the investigation and interviews, the suspects were committing this fraud to fuel a drug habit.
Any person having contact with the suspects are urged to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at (410)-222-6145.
Suspect: Matthew David Michalski, 25, of 7246 Stratton Way, Baltimore, MD 21224
Charged with Fraud-misrepresenting fundraising, trespassing, and theft
Suspect: Amanda Ashley Miskimon, 21, of 7913 Stratman Rd, Baltimore, MD 21222
Charged with Fraud-misrepresenting fundraising and theft