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How stolen valor brought down a Florida Ku Klux Klan cell
"The medals he wore were fake."
This Chinese-made US ‘military officer uniform’ is a crime against humanity (and uniform regulations)
Kill it with fire.
He lied about military service to get a lighter sentence for stealing guns. It backfired completely
Though the lie was intended to earn the 36-year-old convicted felon a lighter sentence, it actually had the opposite effect.
Georgia veteran who faked Purple Heart and Silver Star gets maximum jail time
A veteran who collected federal benefits after faking a mental health condition and who falsely claimed to have earned two military honors was sentenced to a year in prison
Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to posing as heroic Navy SEAL to get $300,000 in veterans benefits
A 58-year-old Bucks County man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to pretending to be a Navy SEAL and wounded prisoner of war to steal $300,000 in veterans benefits, prosecutors said
Veterans and other Americans are on the lookout for those who would steal valor. A growing number of fakers make claims on medals they didn't earn or don’t deserve.
Fire official says Navy petty officer lied about saving two children from a burning home
'At no time was he inside the structure and at no time did he physically remove any person from the building.'
Remember that guy who went on a racist tirade in Florida? Well, he’s a Navy SEAL poser, too
“He’s a narcissist,” his daughter said. “He just has to be the center of attention.”
Pennsylvania man to spend 12 years in prison on stolen valor and theft charges
“He got everything he deserved ... he targeted veterans, stole their money and stole their valor.”
A Virginia man impersonated a Marine and swindled an actual Marine vet out of $250K
“We’ve been asking him to produce documents for five years. He had nothing.”
Pennsylvania man found guilty of stolen valor after stealing from American Legion post
Calling him a “clever, calculated con man,” a Lackawanna County judge today found a West Scranton man guilty of stealing more than $17,000 from the American Legion Post 568 in Minooka and lying about his status as a veteran
This Vermont nonprofit returns lost or stolen medals of valor to the veterans who earned them
Purple Hearts Reunited claims to receive three to five medals a week in the mail.
A Pennsylvania man masqueraded as a combat veteran to steal from an American Legion post
A man awaiting trial on charges of stealing almost $17,000 from an American Legion post in Scranton now stands accused of a different kind of theft
A guy faked his diploma to get a commission as an officer in the Swedish military. Then he got assigned to NATO HQ
The Swedish military got duped into commissioning a guy with a fake diploma, and then they assigned him to NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Belgium.
Consider this a reminder that Cap’n Crunch is definitely stolen valor
Over the weekend, the airmen at MacDill Air Force Base made the mistake of inviting a known fraud into their midst
Air Force veteran sentenced for fake PTSD, Purple Heart claims
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 — except there was no firefight, and Winquist was not injured or involved in an attack
Georgia Army vet admits to lying about receiving Purple Heart and Silver Star
Gregg Ramsdell, 61, faces up to six years in prison and a $500,000 fine for stolen valor and making false statements after claiming he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after a deployment in Afghanistan that earned him a Purple Heart and Silver Star
Man accused of faking Navy SEAL record was previously convicted of setting fire to New Jersey cottages that housed nuns
""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,"
Pennsylvania man accused of faking record as Navy SEAL, POW to steal $300K in benefits
Meleski claimed he was beaten, shot, and tortured, and that he suffered a TBI while jumping out a window in Beirut and carrying a dead SEAL on his back.
5 Halloween costumes based on military stereotypes (that are kinda true)
Meet "Sick Call Ranger," "Lost Lieutenant," and more!
It’s not stolen valor on Halloween
Halloween is most importantly a day for playing make-believe — the only day adults can escape their 9-to-5 jobs and pretend to be something they're not.
Ernest Hemingway’s fiery rant against stolen valor is still relevant almost a century later
Long before Ernest Hemingway wrote, drank and fought his way into the ranks of America's legendary wordsmiths, the beloved author cut his literary teeth on the beat of a Canadian newspaper, where he wrote about the rise of stolen valor and the lousy market for war medals that accompanied the end of the Great War
2 Florida lawmakers seek expansion of stolen valor law to include political and professional gain
"I think most people will say that should have been the law already," said Sabatini, an officer in the Army National Guard.
A Montana judge hit 2 offenders with a deeply fitting punishment for stolen valor
Talk about a punishment that fits the crime
Meet the married Navy vets who made it their life mission to expose stolen valor
When Don and Diane Shipley find out someone claims to be a Navy SEAL or POW, they won't just take their word for it. And when it comes to liars, they take no prisoners