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Man sentenced for accepting money for phony charity

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Daniel Alvin (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office) Daniel Alvin (Source: Chatham County District Attorney's Office)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A man charged with scamming people out of thousands of dollars through a fake charity pleaded guilty Friday.

Police say Daniel Alvin created a fake charity called Making a Real Change aimed at helping homeless people. Police caught him in September 2013 in New York. Alvin pleaded guilty to seven counts of theft by deception, four counts of deposit, four counts of account fraud, four counts of theft of services and four counts of executing fictitious checks.

He had originally pleaded not guilty on Jan. 13.

Alvin was on the 2013 CrimeStoppers Most Wanted list for theft and fraud. He was sentenced to 10 years, five to serve and ordered to pay $9,339 in restitution and $2,600 in fine and fees. He was given two years to pay the restitution once he is releases from prison.

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