Fake Veteran Sentenced

| May 22, 2023

An Arizona man posing as a U.S. Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient was recently sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.

Prescott Man Found Guilty by Jury of Fraud and Forgery
May 17, 2023  |  ADI Staff Reporter

On Monday, May 15, 2023, John Hoyt Fullen, 42, of Prescott was sentenced to 10.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Fullen had previously been found guilty by a Yavapai County jury of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and two counts of Forgery.

Fullen owned and operated American Veteran Movers company from approximately 2017 to August 2020. The company advertised itself as being veteran owned and operated. American Veteran Movers provided moving services locally.

Fullen portrayed himself as a United States Marine Corps veteran to prospective clients. He claimed to have been wounded in combat in Iraq. He possessed a fake Purple Heart certificate that he purchased on-line. Fullen used this fraudulent Purple Heart certificate to obtain Arizona veteran license plates for his personal vehicles. Fullen also had the Marine Corps insignia tattooed on his upper arm.

Fullen had never enlisted in the Marine Corps or any other branch of the military. Many clients specifically chose to hire American Veteran Movers because they themselves were veterans or their immediate family members were active military members or veterans of the armed services. While Fullen did employ veterans as movers, he actively misled clients about his own personal military service. Fullen took advantage of the community’s support and compassion for our veterans by misleading clients about his own military service for financial gain.

Yavapai County Attorney Dennis M. McGrane said, “I’d like to thank the jury for their service and hope this verdict and lengthy prison sentence sends a message to anyone who contemplates falsely stealing the valor of our veterans. This crime not only defrauded Fullen’s victims, who believed their hard-earned dollars were supporting a veteran owned business, but also defrauded the veterans in our community who run small businesses. Fullen, a man with a lengthy felony record, chose to impersonate a veteran to personally profit off the valor of those who served in uniform. There is no place in Yavapai County for this type of conduct. I want to be clear that anyone who chooses to do so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

So, in summary:

  • Veteran-owned business – CHECK
  • Purple Heart – CHECK
  • Purple Heart License Plates – CHECK
  • Tattoo – CHECK
  • Service Dog – TBD
  • Veteran Themed Doo-Rag – TBD
  • Motorcycle – TBD
  • Leather Vest with Patches – TBD

A systematic search of DoD Manpower Data Center / SCRA yielded no results.

So, the jury is still out on whether Fullen is a full-fledged POSer. Go hard in the paint. Go big or go home.

Category: Iraq, Marine Corps Poser, Purple Heart, Valor Vultures

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“Fullen, a man with a lengthy felony record, chose to impersonate a veteran to personally profit off the valor of those who served in uniform”

His story was quite moving…..


Bah da boom!

Skivvy Stacker

A Proud Infidel®️™️

He-gonna-be the “property” of Bubba & Thor once again!


Don’t drop the soap, buddy.


He was more of a fake “cowboy artist” type than a biker type.


I’ll bet more than “Two-Men” will move him while he’s doing time for the crime!

Furniture Movers do it on their Dollies, he’s gonna learn about strange Dollies now…

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If only Phil Monkress has a son….


Is Psul or Phil lurking? Both of your All-Points comments had downvotes and I can’t think of anyone here who would downvote the obligatory Phildo/APL comments. 🤣

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That’s what I am screaming.

A lot of folks here may not remember the Phildo Wars and the creepy and borderline criminal behavior and actions those two and some of their supporters engaged in.


Borderline criminal? That shit was full-bore criminal with interstate conspiracy, wire fraud, interstate telephonic and wire threats. And that’s just the shit that they did on this site.

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I remember several calls with incoherent drunks and folks that were high issuing me threats of death.


Green Thumb,
More like Boy Scout leader Tom Cole’s nephew.


Nice little flavor saver/goatee combo….I hear they call those “prison pu$$ies” where he’s going…..

Hope you practice gargling mayonnaise bud.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Boy was he Fullen shit

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The summary above should also contain: Employed at All-Points Logistics – Check!


What is it with DOTs handing out Purple Heart license plates like candy?
You’d think any DOT can get an FOIA list of medals in about 2 days.

Here is Indiana’s Thomas Cole
with his truck’s triple whammy plate.

  • PH
  • Disabled
  • Custom ARBRN

BTW.. Phony Cole is STILL POSING in an adult Boy Scout uniform.
Now with a new black cap.


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Phony Purple Heart Phony Bronze Star Thomas Cole
with his BRONZE STAR – HEROISM cap.

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Last edited 1 year ago by MarineDad61

They surely hand ’em out, I guess. I need to get my DAV tags but I’m officially 100% P&T (for now, seems like there were a couple “Clear and Unmistakable” errors with my BDD claim, so I’ll need to file some more if I get knocked down to 90% like I think I may in a couple of months; there’s plenty more to file and I’ve only been retired for 6 months). The tags are free and lifetime down in my AO, and on a bad day I won’t hesitate to use the accessibility spaces, but unlike some others I see no need to otherwise advertise my service. No VB-ERB (Vehicular-Borne Enlisted Records Brief) on the rear window for this guy. My brother comes to mind. He’s a “Disabled Airborne Infantryman” on his social media accounts…did under 6 years and got an OTH for misconduct back in ’91 but, hey, he got his discharge upgraded and is getting paid now. His monthly check goes to meth but everyone should thank him for his service. He doesn’t have DAV tags, though, and doesn’t claim a Purple Heart that I know of. Oh, wait, he hasn’t had a license in over thirty years and his “service-connected” disabilities are mostly the results of dumbassery over the years. I get salty when it comes to stolen valor, because I’m so closely related to someone who used to make claims before I actually spent a career in the Army, did a lot of stuff he never did, and retired honorably (aka might not have known he was lying). When I was 16 I’d pick him up from his job, where he’d usually spend an hour drinking beer with the “boys” and talking the talk. One evening he shared his story of storming Grenada. I was five when it happened and my brother joined the Army in 1985 shortly after turning 17, so my high school dropout math skills were struggling to calculate how he was there. He watched his best friend bleed out next to him and later claimed that he was Recon in the… Read more »

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Skivvy Stacker

I don’t care if he does them other things, but DAMN HIS ASS if he got a Service Dog!
That there is just plain aminal abuse!!


10.5 years!!!!
That’s gonna hurt.
I am certain that there will be more than one legit USMC Devil Dog that will examine some of his orifices for him…
It’s called rapid dilation…


New living quarters and a menu full of “Deli Delights”, including tossed salads. Wonder if he realizes that the “fresh fish” on the menu is himself?


Speaking of fake veterans…

Maybe you should retract the story you posted last week about Homeless Veterans being kicked out of their hotel.

It was a completely manufactured lie by a political operative. And the fraudulent shitbags involved were paid to claim to be evicted homeless veterans.


A Proud Infidel®™

Lighten up, Francis!


Looks like someone received this weeks talking points to distract from Gropey Joe’s complete failure on the debt ceiling…


NOT a political operative.

It was a black female
Phony Purple Heart charity grifter attention whore,
who wanted to get herself in the news,
and it worked, but not in the way she expected.

  • The whole story and narrative turned out to be a HOAX.
  • The hoaxster turned out to be a PHONY PURPLE HEART

It’s NOW a STOLEN VALOR story.

[Stolen valor and ‘homeless veterans’: Inside a failed hoax
A woman who made up a story
of veterans being evicted from a homeless shelter
also may have lied about earning a Purple Heart.]



More here.

[The woman at the center of the maelstrom is Sharon Toney-Finch,
who was inducted last July
into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame
after a special salute by lawmakers for her service.
She is listed in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor,
has been the subject of glowing profiles about her heroism under fire,
and once appeared on Fox & Friends
to unveil a set of Purple Heart commemorative coins.
On May 16, New York State Sen. Rob Rolison,
a former police officer,
honored Toney-Finch as a “woman of distinction,”
making special note of her Purple Heart.]

And plenty more.
That’s just 1 paragraph.



Damn you are are point with the news on this


Speaking of frauds…

Maybe you should retract your head from your ass, and read before posting. You’re several days late on this and completely wrong about the motive. But then again, there’s really no timeline on fraudulent impotent rage. And, as always, an arrogant prick with no understanding of the real world. Go back to your safe space, major.