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Police: Man Poses as US Marshal To Defraud Hospital

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Mon, January 14 2013 at 6:37 PM, Updated: Mon, January 14 2013 at 7:12 PM

Police arrested Donald Lee Anderson of Central Point after finding body armor, a badge and articles of clothing that resemble a a US marshals outfit.

On January 10th an RVMC employee was looking through public Jackson County jail photographs online and recognized the man who months earlier entered the hospital dressed as a US Marshal claiming he needed medication for anxiety. Police say he claimed to be transporting a known fugitive when it turns out the man is not a US Marshal.

Police say Anderson is a well-known scammer who has in the past perpetrated businesses through false injury claims and even posed as state worker showing up to car accidents only to steal items from off-guard drivers.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

Catch Travis co-anchoring with Jennifer Elliott weekdays on NBC 5 News at Sunrise starting at 5:30am.

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