A central Pennsylvania man who posed as members of former President Donald Trump’s family on social media has been arrested on fraud charges.
Joshua Hall, 22, raised money this way for a fake political organization, which he used to defraud donors and embezzle money to himself. He swindled thousands of dollars from hundreds of victims across America by advertising his fake political organization that allegedly supported Trump’s re-election. He managed fake social media accounts purportedly owned by Trump family members to give himself and the organization the appearance of a solid platform.
Hall created social media accounts and wrote posts posing as Trump’s now-deceased brother Robert. He also impersonated Barron Trump, the former president’s 15-year-old son.
Hall could face up to 22 years in prison if convicted of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to sentencing rules cited in a Southern District of New York press release.