Timblin Sentenced to 3 Years for Stolen Valor

| August 2, 2023

You may recall Jackobie Timblin – we wrote about him here. He pretended to be in the Marines while he was in prison, instead.

Well, for those of you in the food service industry…

Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve.

One thing about them tables – they always turn.

It seems ol’ Jackobie has been served a dish consisting of three years of prison. It’s not like he hasn’t seen a “tour of duty” in prison, so he may feel right at home.

Washington County stolen valor case, man sentenced to prison
By FOX6 News Digital Team | August 1, 2023

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. – A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to three years in prison in a Washington County stolen valor case.

The sheriff’s office said 35-year-old Jakobie Timblin of Richland Center pretended to be a Marine – telling his girlfriend he was deployed five times. The sheriff said Timblin purchased a fake uniform and medals online, and while he was “deployed,” he was actually in prison.

Timblin pleaded guilty to false statement military service (commit crime), and a charge of theft (false representation) was dismissed. He was also sentenced to three years of extended supervision.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Timblin started communicating with the victim online in 2015. The next year, someone purporting to be Timblin’s mother reached out to see whether the victim would write to Timblin overseas, where he was serving in the Marines.

The sheriff said the victim communicated with Timblin through letters for the next several years, and in 2019, they met in person and started dating.

That same year, the victim was contacted by someone claiming to be Timblin’s captain, according to the sheriff, who said he was putting together a gift for Timblin based on the “heroic work he did overseas” and asked for a loan that would be reimbursed by the Department of Defense. The victim wrote a check for $5,000.

As par for the course, there was money involved. They never seem to prosecute and deliver stiff sentences just for the stolen valor claims, they seem to place emphasis on the swindling of money.

There was also an article in The Marine Corps Times about Timblin.

Man who pretended to be Marine while in prison sentenced to 3 years
By Irene Loewenson | Aug 1, 11:19 PM

Timblin began communicating with a woman online in 2015, according to a May news release by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. In 2016, someone pretending to be Timblin’s mother contacted the woman asking her to send letters to him because he was supposedly a Marine serving overseas.

The truth was that Timblin was in Wisconsin prison for an armed-robbery conviction, according to the news release.

After years of exchanging letters with the woman, Timblin got out of prison in 2019 and began dating her, keeping up the guise that he was a Marine.

Oh well, as Shakespeare would say: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends.”

And as any Marine would say: “It’s back to the suck.”

Category: Marine Corps Poser, Valor Vultures

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USMCMSgt (Ret)

“And as any Marine would say, ‘It’s back to the suck.’

In Timblin’s case,”It’s back to prison to suck.”


Definitely back to the suck. With a face like that they’re going to have to give him a gimp mask though.


Heh, little mouse face. I’ll bet he likes D-con.

Green Thumb


Lori Benton needs to up her game.

Old tanker

Why the hell would anyone with a single functioning brain cell fall for a commander asking for money to award one of their subordinates. That is about as lame a story as I have ever heard.

Daisy Cutter

“Lookin’ for love in all the wrong places.”


It’s all about victim selection.


His menu now will consist of man meat sammiches (the ones with the special sauce) and tossed salads served up at the BTJ&T Deli in Cell Block D.


Those 4 year overseas tours, without any kind of leave, are by far the WORST!

Hawaii felt sorta like that so I can sympathize. That and Hawaii is like prison in some ways, random assaults for being white are a thing.

I hope this douche doesn’t get dragged into the dark place by Menehune and violently violated.

Oh wait, the opposite of that.


I learned many moons ago that I don’t like being locked up. A few weeks in Juvie and a couple of weeks in the county hoosegow were enough to convince me to learn the law if I wanted to carry a gun, and not commit any malicious acts that would lead to my inability to legally carry.

In an alternate universe, maybe I could have spent a little cash to create a fake service record, hell make it “legit” by serving for a year or two before getting kicked out. Then file for disability for my decades of selfless service all the while posting pictures of my “gains” on Instagram.

I think I met a guy like him once, though: Fahkheem!


The reason they avoid prosecuting just for stolen valor claims is because of 1st amendment issues.

So it generally requires some sort of benefit beyond the “prestige” garnered from the false claims.

Theft of services, fraud, theft of benefits, false employment consideration etc are usually what a prosecutor needs to see to push the case.