WATCH: ‘Bogus Beggar’ at it again after serving 3.5 years on federal fraud charges

Local
gary thompson.JPG

Gary Thompson (WAVE 3 News)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Central Kentucky man dubbed the Bogus Beggar is back at it again.  Gary Thompson was recently discovered by an undercover reporter in Louisville carrying a hidden camera.

In 2013, FOX 56 anchor Kristen Pflum confronted Thompson outside Lexington Police headquarters, minutes after police wrapped up a press conference warning people about his fake handicap.

Police say Thompson pretends to have mental and physical disabilities and has been spotted panhandling all over the state.

In 2016, Thompson pleaded guilty to a federal charge of falsely representing a mental condition to collect $106,000 in disability and medicaid benefits over four years.

Thompson told Pflum in 2013, he makes $60,000-100,000 panhandling.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CONNECT WITH FOX 56 NEWS ONLINE

Latest News

More News