Another Fake caught.

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  1. SFC Ollie
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    Man Charged With Being Fake Army Ranger, Larceny

    June 21, 2011
    Connecticut Post

    A Greenwich man picked to speak at a Memorial Day event in town about his four tours of duty in Afghanistan turned out to be a fraud, police said.

    Jesus M. Garcia, 20, wore a military uniform in public. He claimed he had been wounded while in the Middle East. And he asked friends, family and the public for money to help pay for medical services and other costs.

    But Garcia was never actually in the U.S. Army as he had claimed, police said.

    Garcia didn't get a chance to speak at the Memorial Day event, and now, he finds himself in a lot of legal trouble.

    On Thursday, Greenwich police arrested Garcia, on a warrant for larceny charges and for impersonating a member of the military, according to police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray.

    Man Charged With Being Fake Army Ranger, Larceny
     
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    Assholes like this make people doubt us real vets, fuck him!
     
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    I get the feeling that he'll get his.......:eusa_whistle:
     
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    This makes it an easy case as he was seeking financial gain from it, eliminating pure first amendment concerns you can have with other cases of people falsely claiming veteran status.
     
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    Hope Larceny brings some decent time. He got caught, wonder how many others are out there running scams like this.
     
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    One clown faked a whole Military career and got a VA Loan for a house in Nebraska when I was stationed there.
     
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    Too many.
     
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    They should let the real Rangers take care of him they'll straighten him out. :lol:
     
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    Man Charged With Impersonating Soldier at Airport
    June 28, 2011
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    NEW YORK -- A Long Island man has been arrested after impersonating military personnel while on an international American Airlines flight.

    According to authorities, Rock Diaz, 22, of Freeport, Long Island, was arrested Friday night at John F. Kennedy airport.

    Diaz, who was traveling from the Dominican Republic to New York, arrived at the airport dressed in fatigues. He had gotten an upgrade from coach to first class based on his military service.

    While making his way through customs, a Port Authority official inquired about his rank in the Army. Diaz then gave an answer, according to reports, that did not match up to the insignia on his uniform. He claimed to be an "E-5" but his patch showed he was a staff sergeant, which is an "E-6."

    Diaz also wore a black POW patch on his sleeve, which no real Soldier would place there, the New York Post reported.

    When asked where he was stationed, Diaz had no response. He also could not show a military ID to corroborate his story. He was later detained at the airport.

    Investigators said Diaz had pulled the same scam before. In December 2009, he talked his way into the cockpit of a jet, where he was photographed sitting at the controls of the plane.

    Diaz is being charged with second-degree impersonation, a felony.
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    Lot of posers out there Ollie. I run into them all the time at bike events. They have "Vietnam Vet" tattoo'd all over themselves and once you start talking to them about what they did and where they served, the bullshit meter goes off. I don't run into these types every day, but I have enough over the years to know it's going on.
     

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