UNION, N.J. (WABC) – As George Santos is accused of stealing money from a disabled veteran, a Nassau County lawmaker is working to right his wrongs.

Officials will hold a press conference Thursday to announce a new fundraiser to raise $3,000 for the Paws of War animal charity.

Santos was recently accused of stealing money from a disabled veteran who was trying to save the life of his dying service dog.

Richard Osthoff says Santos, who went by the name “Anthony Devolder,” pledged to raise the same $3,000 for his service dog, Sapphire, who has cancer.

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“I knew I knew him from somewhere, I got sick to my stomach when I saw his face,” Richard Osthoff said.

Osthoff saw Santos on the news when a reporter chased him with a question.

“As soon as they said, ‘What’s your name today, George Santos or Anthony Devolder,’ I was like, ‘Ahhh, that’s when I got it,'” Osthoff said.

Osthoff says Santos set up a GoFundMe page but never sent the money. Then his dog died.

“When the money was there, I wanted to go back to the vet, he wouldn’t give me the money to go to the vet, I started getting mad at him, arguing back and forth with text messages, he even told me that they tried to make her was as comfortable as possible in the final hours, but he never did,” Osthoff said.

The veteran was devastated that he was unable to save the dog that had saved him from PTSD and suicidal thoughts for 10 years.

“She knew when my moods changed, she knew when I started to be manic,” he said.

New Jersey Veterans Network boss Michael Ball says even he tried to talk Devolder out of the $3,000.

“He said he wanted to give it to other charities, as he claimed, or to other places, I said no, you can’t do that,” Ball said.

GoFundMe claims it closed the account and its associated email in 2016 when the organizer did not respond to its request.

We reached out to George Santos’ attorney and have not heard back, but Santos allegedly sent a message to the media calling Osthoff’s story “fake” and saying he had “no idea who it is.”

A source close to the GoFundMe situation confirmed to ABC News that it was George Santos who initially ran the fundraising account to help Osthoff’s dog get surgery.

“I had to ask for money and ask for her to be euthanized,” Osthoff said.

Santos already did admitted to lying to Queens and Long Island voters about where he worked, went to college, and his Jewish heritage.

An interview recently surfaced with Santos in which he claimed his mother was in New York on 9/11 and survived. It turned out that she wasn’t even in the US that day.

“To find out that this is a person who represents the state of New York is very scary,” Ball said.

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