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    Homeless NJ Veteran Says Rep. George Santos Stole GoFundMe Donations for His Dying Dog

    Homeless NJ Veteran Says Rep. George Santos Stole GoFundMe Donations for His Dying Dog

    A homeless veteran said Wednesday that he is certain Republican Rep. George Santos is the phony animal advocate who scammed him out of $3,000 that big-hearted donors chipped in to save his dying dog.

    “I recognized his face, and it just turned my stomach when I saw him.” Richard Osthoff told about the lying Republican lawmaker.

    Santos insisted he didn't run off with the cash earmarked for what should have been life-saving surgery on Osthoff's cancer-stricken pit bull named Sapphire.

    “Fake,” Santos texted Semafor, a news site. “No clue who this is.”

    But Osthoff, who served in the Navy, said he has receipts in the form of multiple text messages from Anthony Devolder, a variant of Santos's name that the conservative congressman has occasionally used.

    The now-defunct GoFundMe page for the fundraiser lists Anthony Devolder as its creator.

    Santos's full name is George Anthony Devolder Santos. His company is called the Devolder Organization.

    He has occasionally introduced himself as Anthony or George Devolder, like he did at a videotaped 2019 event to back Republicans, for reasons that he has yet to explain.

    The Osthoff scandal dates to 2016, a time when Santos claimed to be an official at an unregistered charity called Friends of Pets United, according to Patch, the site that broke the story.

    At first Santos, who Osthoff claims introduced himself as Anthony Devolder, was…

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