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Fla. Man Accused in Sept. 11 Fraud Case

June 17, 2003

MIAMI (AP) _ A Fort Lauderdale man who collected $68,000 from the Red Cross by falsely claiming his boyfriend died in the Sept. 11 attacks was arrested in Dallas, officials said Tuesday.

Patric Henn was picked up Friday and charged with petty theft and marijuana possession. He will be extradited to Florida to face theft charges after the Texas charges have been processed, officials said.

Henn is accused of telling the Red Cross, the media and others that his domestic partner, Jeff John Anderson, was on his way to visit a brokerage firm in the World Trade Center about 45 minutes before the attacks.

Anderson’s name does not appear on any official victims lists and ``to our knowledge, no such person exists,″ said Fort Lauderdale Detective James Pott.

Henn fled Florida in December.

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