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Phony SEAL – Custer’s Last Stand II

| November 15, 2022 | 85 Comments
Phony SEAL – Custer’s Last Stand II

So, here’s something you don’t see everyday. A man – Christopher “Rusty” Custer – falsely claimed that he was a Navy SEAL on a loan application in order to start a horse business. Man accepts plea deal in federal court after lying about being Navy SEAL to secure loan Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) | November 14, […]

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Fake Navy SEAL Scams Victims Out of $1.5 Million

| October 19, 2022 | 14 Comments
Fake Navy SEAL Scams Victims Out of $1.5 Million

Several news outlets are reporting that a California man has pleaded guilty to scamming close to 20 people out of $1.5 Million dollars while falsely claiming he was a Navy SEAL. From Stars and Stripes / The Charlotte Observer: Fake ‘Navy SEAL’ scammed victims out of $1.5 million to buy luxury cars, feds say By […]

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Man Ordered to Stop Falsely Claiming to be Navy SEAL

| July 1, 2022 | 54 Comments
Man Ordered to Stop Falsely Claiming to be Navy SEAL

A Florida man – Joseph Fucheck – has been ordered by the court to stop claiming he was a Navy SEAL as part of his plea deal. Previously, we wrote about Fucheck: * “Former Navy SEAL” and “Head of SWAT Team” Brandishes a Gun – Now Faces Charges * Joseph Fucheck – NOT a Navy […]

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Reyel Simmons – Fake SEAL – Go Big or Go Home

| June 7, 2022 | 97 Comments
Reyel Simmons – Fake SEAL – Go Big or Go Home

We finally have someone that took their fakery to another level. Reyel Devon Simmons, of Dodge Center Minnesota (53 y/o) completed his persona with fake documents, a bug-out bag and a hidden bunker with sniper rifles and other weapons. Minn. man impersonating federal agent on TikTok sentenced to six years The man’s lawyer says his […]

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Phony SEAL Coward

| January 10, 2022 | 162 Comments
Phony SEAL Coward

The folks at MilitaryPhony send us their work on Leslie Radford Coward.  Coward lives in Middleburg, Florida and is 72 years old at the time of this writing – January 2022.  Coward is originally from Ohio and may still have a residence there in addition to Florida. Most of Coward’s claims are implied by the […]

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Doug Reeves – Navy SEAL Diver & Persian Gulf War Participant Explained

| July 20, 2021 | 233 Comments
Doug Reeves – Navy SEAL Diver & Persian Gulf War Participant Explained

As a follow-up to a posted article yesterday about Douglas Reeves, we wanted to share an email that Reeves wrote to a genuine Navy SEAL when that SEAL questioned Reeves’ claim of being a Navy SEAL diver. This email was written before the article yesterday.  Click on it to see a larger version. The short […]

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Doug Reeves – Fake Navy SEAL Diver, Persian Gulf War Participant

| July 19, 2021 | 132 Comments
Doug Reeves – Fake Navy SEAL Diver, Persian Gulf War Participant

The folks at Military Phony send us a case on Douglas Robert Reeves.  Reeves lives in Hialeah, Florida which is in Miami-Dade county.  Although Reeves is 64 years old at the time of this writing – mid-July 2021 – he will be 65 years old in a few weeks. Reeves is a real estate agent […]

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David D’Anunzio – Fake Navy SEAL

| July 2, 2021 | 76 Comments
David D’Anunzio – Fake Navy SEAL

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on the David Alan D’Anunzio fella.  D’Anunzio comes to us from Brooksville, Florida but appears to have grown up in upper New York state.  His Facebook page claims he lives in Tampa, Florida which is just south of Brooksville.  D’Anunzio is 58 years old at the […]

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