POSTED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:10pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 8:51am
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — A suspected serial scammer claiming to be a Fort Bliss soldier is still on the loose and Fort Bliss is adamant that he has no connections to the post.
Investigators say the alleged scammer, 41 year-old Johnny Ray Mills, promises local businesses advertising on post by putting flyers in the welcome packets distributed to new soldiers but Fort Bliss says they never send soldiers out to approach businesses for advertising.
According to Fort Bliss, they have a strict policy for advertising and don't just accept money from any business.
The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Bliss is the group that handles on-post advertising.
MWR says the welcome packets are not meant for private business flyers.
According to MWR, you can advertise your business with Fort Bliss by buying a spot in their magazine, newspaper, or website, or you can sponsor a Fort Bliss event, like a concert or a race, and set up a banner or table to talk to people about your company.
But MWR wants to make it clear that not everyone gets to advertise on Fort Bliss.
"So even if someone wants to give money for sponsorship or for advertising, we vet them through our legal system and through our other apparatus to make sure they're wholesome, and it's good for the entire family, and that it's good for the Army," said Mark Cauthers, the Director, FMWR at Fort Bliss.
If you're interested in contacting MWR at Fort Bliss for advertising, you can contact their office at (915) 568-3415 or visit their website at http://www.blissmwr.com/sponsorship/Advertising.htm