Swedish Air Force aircraft maintainers provide an introduction to the JAS 39 Gripen fighter jet to U.S. Air Force aircraft maintainers assigned to the Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., in support of Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 at Kallax Air Base, Luleå, Sweden, May 29, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard/Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder)

The Swedish military got duped into commissioning a guy with a fake diploma and then assigned him to NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Belgium, according to the Agence France-Presse.

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STOP LETTING THIS MAN ON YOUR BASE!

Over the weekend, the airmen at MacDill Air Force Base made the mistake of inviting a known fraud into their midst.

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(DoD photo)

The claim read like countless Veterans Affairs claims and Purple Heart awards.

In 2014, Air Force veteran Bryan Paul Winquist, now 39, submitted paperwork to the VA seeking compensation related to what he said was post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of a 2003 improvised explosive device attack in Balad, Iraq.

The claim detailed that Winquist was shot in the left shoulder during a small arms firefight, which lasted between 25 to 45 minutes and caused two casualties and four injuries.

Except there was no firefight, and Winquist was not injured or involved in an attack, VA investigators wrote in legal documents three years after the claim and $37,500 in VA disability compensation later.

U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced Winquist's sentence for the false claims earlier this month.

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A Purple Heart and Silver Star (Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo)

An Army veteran from Columbus claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after a deployment in Afghanistan that earned him a Purple Heart and Silver Star.

As a result, he collected $76,000 in benefits for the mental condition.

He admitted Wednesday, however, that all of that was a lie.

He was not deployed to Afghanistan, never suffered PTSD and never received the two honors, which are among the highest bestowed for military service.

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A 58-year-old Bucks County man charged by federal prosecutors with pretending to be a Navy SEAL and wounded POW to steal $300,000 in veterans benefits, was previously convicted in four separate cases of arson, including setting fire to cottages at a Roman Catholic hermitage for nuns devoted to prayers and silence.

A federal magistrate judge on Tuesday ruled that Richard Meleski, of Chalfont, would remain behind bars until his health-care fraud and stolen-valor case goes to trial or is otherwise resolved.

"Society is entitled to be protected from his criminal propensities, whether they incline him to burn things down or steal from veterans, their widows, and their orphans," wrote Magistrate Judge Richard A. Lloret in a six-page order.

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A 58-year-old Bucks County man was indicted for falsely claiming he was a Navy SEAL and prisoner of war — he never served a day in the military — in order to steal more than $300,000 in government benefits, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced Monday.

Richard Meleski of Chalfont was arrested and charged in federal court with health-care fraud, mail fraud, stolen valor, and related offenses in connection with his alleged scheme to obtain health-care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

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