Lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1M from veterans charity

| November 26, 2020

We’ve talked about this lawer before. Kevin Creed, a former police officer, state trooper, and retired Army officer, started a veterans charity in Connecticut. He solicited a lot of donations, and kept about $1.4 million for himself. He plead guilty last year to federal wire fraud charges and was sentenced earlier this month to three and a half years in prison and $1.4 million in restitution. He’s already given up his law license.

Now the state authorities are taking their bite. They’ve charged him with felony larceny charges and allege he violated state statutes in taking $985,000 in charity funds for his personal use.

Thanks to the KoB for sending in the latest update on this.

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    Dogpile on that piece of shit. Stealing money from Fisher House is about as low as you can get.

    If he wants to run a successful charity scam, he should start one with Initiative in the name, like the Clinton Global Initiative or Biden Cancer Initiative.

  2. MarineDad61 says:

    Here’s an update on that other guy in the 2019 article
    (David A. Coker)
    with some bio, and also some Q&A.
    “An avid golfer, Coker knows the healing power…..”
    (blah, blah, blah)

    Geez, seems like a great guy (based on the write up(s)),
    but you’d think for $475,000/year,
    Coker raised the USS Arizona,
    emptied the streets of California homeless (veterans),
    and singlehandedly made the VA a Holiday House (Holiday Inn).

    More likely, he took the 15 year early retirement (as a Major)
    because he saw teet(s) full of milk, that need(ed) more milking.

    Next stop, United Way. Bank on it.

    https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2020/07/09/veterans-in-business-david-coker-of-fisher-house.html

    • USAFRetired says:

      I’ll have to ask my sister and brother-in-law about him. They were both Army Medical Service Corps officers and did multiple assignments at Ft Detrick which is in Frederick and they have kids in the same age range as shown in the bio.

      I don’t put anything nefarious on him taking TERA in 1994. With the Clinton Peace Dividend, it was instituted as a consolation prize for folks passed over to Lt Col during the drawdown.

      • MarineDad61 says:

        USAFRetired,
        Of course.
        My uncle was RIF’d out as a Marine O-3 Captain
        at the end of Vietnam (3 tours),
        with 17 years combined active duty and reserve.
        He found a way to get 20 years with the National Guard
        (as a part time E-6 SSGT).
        It paid off for Uncle Bob at age 60.

        • USAFRetired says:

          I can’t speak to the Army but the mid 90s had a couple things in the Air Force during the “Peace Dividend”

          The 1977 year group who got passed over twice to Lt Col were shown the door with TERA and a 39.5% pension. In previous year they were continued to 20 years and left with their 50%.

          We implemented SERB (Selective Early Retirement Board) for officers with some discrimatory criteria or at least thats what the courts said years later. This disrupted lives/families just about the time kids were hitting college age.

          We rolled back high year of tenure for enlisted forcing them out earlier than planned similar effects on families.

          We implemented the voluntary assignment system such that only folks with over 15 years could be non vol’d to an assignment. If you had more than 15 and got non-vol’d you could 7 day opt and take TERA.

          Then there was VSI and SSB and RIFs.

          For those who remember the Blackhawk shootdown in April 94 one of the interesting underlying things were how all of these personnel drawdown things contributed to it.

  3. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Maybe Kevin can put his “talents” to use while spending his time learning a new “skill” as a member of Cell Block “D”?

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Senior it is my hope that the thieving POS Kevin Creed lives up to his creed and becomes the head salad tosser and man meat sammich taster of his cell block. We still a’waiting the sentencing phase of all this, wanting him to get the max of 20 years.

      Maybe one of our miscreanted pony faced dog soldiers up in the PDRofCT (talking to you Roh-Dog) can use some influence with low friends in high places and make sure this bitch gets what is “cumming” to him.

      I hate a phuqueing thief. More so, one that steals from charities.

    • Berliner says:

      He do got a purty mouth for those cellmates who don’t want to wait in the line formed at the rear.

  4. Green Thumb says:

    He could always join Lori Benton’s team.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Here’s hoping that Bubba & Thor already have him fetching the soap off the floor during shower time!

  6. NHSparky says:

    3 1/2 years? Not nearly enough. And I have no faith that the state of CT will do much more than a slap on the wrist.

    Now had he been charged with tax evasion by CT, he’d be looking at life.