Cmdr. Cook on the USS Pargo.

The multimillion-dollar fraud scheme that victimized retired U.S. Navy Commander Larry W. Cook began on Oct. 6, 2020 and ended April 20, 2021, the day before his death. In just six months, the highly decorated nuclear submarine commander and a member of Navy Federal Credit Union since the 1970s sent 75 ­international wire transfers totaling $3,608,700 to unknown persons at two banks in Thailand.

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