UNION, N.J. (WABC) – A disabled veteran from New Jersey says Rep. George Santos took thousands of dollars that were donated to save his dying service dog.

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

Osthoff said he 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.

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In 2016, Santos posed as Anthony Devolder, who set up a GoFundMe to save the veteran’s service dog Sapphire, who was suffering from a tumor, Osthoff said.

He wanted to save the dog that had saved him from post-traumatic stress and suicidal thoughts for 10 years.

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

Homeless Osthoff doesn’t mind moving into a tent along the road in Howell to be as close as possible to a veterinary clinic.

The bill will be $3,000 and he says a technician in the office put him in touch with Anthony Devolder. A GoFundMe raised $3,000 in two months, and Ostoff reached out to Devolder.

“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.

Text messages Osthoff received on his phone said Anthony Devolder. The Facebook page dedicated to the GoFundMe post has a ton of names: George Devolder at the top, Anthony Devolder in the header, and then there’s Andreas dos Santos in the main post.

New Jersey Veterans Network boss Michael Ball says he tried to talk to Devolder about 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 did not hear back, but Santos allegedly sent a message to the media calling Ostoff’s story “fake” and saying he had “no idea who it is.”

“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.

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

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