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Fed Prosecutors: Woman Defrauded Military Charities

| May 3, 2024 | 22 Comments
Fed Prosecutors: Woman Defrauded Military Charities

Add to another Stolen Valor and veteran charity fraud… but once again, Stolen Valor only gets lumped in due to financial fraud. Newburgh Woman Stole Veteran-Earmarked Donations: Feds Prosecutors said the woman also falsely claimed she was injured during her military service and was a Purple Heart recipient. NEWBURGH, NY — A Hudson Valley resident […]

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Sarah Cavanaugh Gets Reduced Sentence

| January 17, 2024 | 25 Comments
Sarah Cavanaugh Gets Reduced Sentence

We have posted about Sarah many times. This stolen valor theif has now been given a reduced sentence – nine (9) months shaved off. RI woman convicted of impersonating a sick and injured Marine gets a lighter sentence Katie Mulvaney | Providence Journal | Jan 16, 2024 PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has shaved nine […]

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Sarah Cavanaugh: Have A Heart

| December 18, 2023 | 33 Comments
Sarah Cavanaugh: Have A Heart

We’ve written about the woman in Rhode Island that posed as a sick Marine and bilked people out of a quarter million dollars. Although currently in prison, there’s a good chance the laws will change and she can get out early, but apparently that’s not good enough for Sarah – she wants released now citing […]

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Legislators Crack Down on Stolen Valor Businesses

| December 13, 2023 | 18 Comments
Legislators Crack Down on Stolen Valor Businesses

Military.com reports that a new defense policy bill seeks to make it more difficult to falsely claim a business is veteran-owned when it isn’t. Crackdown on Stolen Valor by Businesses Included in Defense Bill Set to Become Law Military.com | By Rebecca Kheel | December 12, 2023 The sweeping defense policy bill poised to pass […]

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Hamm Sentenced to 11 Years for Stolen Valor and Fraud

| December 8, 2023 | 31 Comments
Hamm Sentenced to 11 Years for Stolen Valor and Fraud

We wrote about Derek Hamm in the following two blogs Texas Man Indicted on Stolen Valor Derek Hamm – The Rest of the Story As a quick reminder, Hamm claimed that he had been awarded a Purple Heart, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. He scammed a lot of people. Well, they finally got […]

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‘Former Marine’ Arrested for False Purple Heart Application and Fraud

| September 2, 2023 | 31 Comments
‘Former Marine’ Arrested for False Purple Heart Application and Fraud

The internet lit up like a Christmas tree yesterday with stories of Paul John “PJ” Herbert, 52, of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts as he now faces one count of theft of government money and one count of making false statements. These charges could land him up to 15 years in prison if he’s found guilty. Former […]

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Stolen Valor Researchers Sound Off About Proposal

| June 21, 2023 | 33 Comments
Stolen Valor Researchers Sound Off About Proposal

Military.com reports that people in the stolen valor community, notably Doug Sterner, are voicing their concern about the proposed legislation to require the veteran’s signature and consent for a FOIA request. Stolen Valor Researchers Sound Alarm on House Proposal to Curtail Access to Military Records 20 Jun 2023 Military.com | By Rebecca Kheel Uncovering when […]

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West Point Cadet PTSD Case Ruled to be Stolen Valor and Fraud

| June 9, 2023 | 20 Comments
West Point Cadet PTSD Case Ruled to be Stolen Valor and Fraud

Where are they now? A cadet at West Point put in a VA claim for PTSD after he said he carried a dead cadet while in training. Yeah, but… North Little Rock man sentenced to prison, faces $91K+ in restitution in VA stolen valor fraud case by Alex Kienlen | Jun 8, 2023 LITTLE ROCK, […]

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