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Sheriff: Florida man lied about military service to solicit money

Authorities say a 27-year-old Florida man is accused of soliciting funds and misrepresenting military service.

He lied about being a Marine sniper to get a lighter sentence

Shane Sperow, authorities say, falsely claimed to have had a decorated career as a Marine sniper in an attempt to land a lighter sentence from a judge earlier this year. Now, though, the 43-year-old will serve time in state prison, after officials figured out the service record was fake, according to the Eagle.

Experts: Document Jacksonville veteran showed to prove he earned medals is fraudulent

John James “J.J.” Lavoie could’ve simply taken off his fraudulent and unearned military medals and walked away. But he didn’t.

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Man admits lying about military record to get deck, gifts

A New Jersey man has admitted lying about his military record to get gifts, including a nearly $32,000 deck.


Florida woman charged with using fake military ID to buy truck

Vanessa Tesky of Kissimmee faces charges of fraud, soliciting funds/misrepresenting military, grand theft, uttering forged instrument and obtaining a vehicle by false pretenses, said Michele Cash, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.


Florida man again charged with impersonating a military officer

Kyle Christopher Barwan, who already was in jail, now faces a second, separate charge of misrepresenting military service to solicit funds, plus an additional charge of tampering with a witness.