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Published September 09, 2010, 07:40 AM

Fargo man collecting books for children in Liberia convicted of identity fraud

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man who was ordered to stop collecting books for children in Liberia because his group wasn't a licensed charity in the state has been convicted of identity fraud in Maryland.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

27-year-old Naboth Zondo was found guilty on one count after a court trial and sentenced to time already served. He was found not guilty on an additional 6 counts of fraud, 5 counts of credit card misuse and 1 count of theft.

In July, Zondo was issued a cease-and-desist order in North Dakota for operating as an unlicensed charity. He's the director of the Liberian Center for Growth and Development. The group wanted to collect books and equipment for a library in Liberia.