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Stolen Valor

Georgia veteran who faked military honors gets max 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 admits to faking heroic military record to steal $300,000 in veterans benefits

Richard Meleski was indicted late last year for scheming to obtain health-care benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.


Pennsylvania man to spend up to 12 years in prison for stolen valor, theft charges

In addition to jail time, Christopher Crawford must also pay back $16,701.15 that he stole from American Legion Post 568.