Jeffery “Casanova” Elvington; phony grifter

| February 26, 2013


From our friends at Guardian of Valor comes the news of the arrest of Jeff Elvington in the LA Times who played war hero on dating websites in order to tempt women into his web of deceit and drain their credit cards and sell the resulting purchases;

Elvington conned at least five women by pretending to have different professions, including chef, military serviceman and private investigator, authorities said. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying other victims.

Anyone with information about the Elvington case is urged to call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.

GoV posted these pictures from a contributor of his finery;



No half-stepping in this dude. In order to have four combat jumps like those four stars on his jump wings indicate, Elvington would have had to jump into Iraq with the 173rd in 2003, into Afghanistan with the Rangers in 2001, Panama in 1989 and Grenada in 1983. He looks legit to me because no phony would leave out the CIB.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Old 21B says:

    What? No Sapper tab?

  2. NHSparky says:

    I’m just waiting for the AirCav patch. And no “Seekret Skwirrel” tab? No doubt he’ll be here in a jiffy threatening us with his “lawer,” and TSO will once again have to craft a wordy apology to some San Diego ambulance chaser.

  3. 68W58 says:

    I thought the Sky Soldiers got their combat jump from 2003 taken away.

  4. Stuart Clarl says:

    There’s an AirCav patch?????

  5. Andy says:

    only reason he left the CIB off was he ran out of room by putting all the other badges on first. Piss poor planing. I have a novelty “Shitbag” tab I got from the Haji stitch bitch on FOB Warhorse I could lend him.

  6. SJ says:

    Where’s his Drone Pilot war badge?

  7. NHSparky says:

    No room for it after his fourth Medal of Honor.

  8. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    What about the covetted “JACKASS” tab?

  9. CBSenior says:

    I think he needs a 5th Combat Jump Star becuase of the shit he just jumped into is going to be a lot worse than what he saw in the 4 previous ones. What was the paygrade he had listed? Since the time line would have been 20 yrs from first jump to last.

  10. kp32 says:

    @9- There was a picture of ACUs with SFC (E7) insignia.

  11. ex-Army doc says:

    I think his L shoulder is missing the DOUCHE tab.

  12. Robot Wrangler says:

    @5 yea my buddy had him make us Ninja tabs while we were at Warhorse, because we would vanish when they asked who wanted haji guard.

  13. Twist says:

    @12, I got my fun meter patch at Warhorse. This douche needs to be sporting the rainbow patch instead.

  14. B Woodman says:

    Need to find him, de-nuts him, and scar up that pretty-boy face, just a little.

  15. Common Sense says:

    Our local media told the story of another woman conned:

    Clearly, these women skipped the Bullshit Detector class in school.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Can he be prosecuted under stolen valor?

  17. FatCircles0311 says:

    This guy is so amateur. Everybody knows the lolcat internet patch is what makes the ladies swoon.

    Take a number, Ex-PH2!

  18. steve says:

    good grief i’ve never seen anyone this freaking bold. he’s like a russian general w/ that tower of power.

  19. JA says:

    Any idea whose hand we have in the top photo?

  20. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    All I can do is sit here and shake my head!? Sheeze, he has Audie Murphy beat 7 ways to sundown. That blouse must weigh 35 lbs!!!

  21. streetsweeper says:

    He certainly had balls, didn’t he? I’m really kind of surprised he never ran into anyone from The Herd or 75th Regiment while wearing that costume. One lucky ass clown, lol.

  22. COB6 says:

    Wow, over 20 years on jump status, 4 combat jumps and still sporting novice jumpwings!

    That nomenclature exam is a bitch but you’d think he would have passed in 20 years?

  23. On this same vein, I just got this from a friend who is a Captain, Chaplain, Ranger, Spec Forces type:
    “Just ran into a stolen valor poser at the airport and LIT HIM UP!”
    “Trust me, it was not pretty. I was heated. He was about 20 and had a CIB WITH A STAR!!! Snow cone wings, on top of the CIB, and a old iron side combat patch with a royalty-free up left shoulder 82nd patch. I engaged him and it got ugly fast. I will follow through with his gaining unit for UCMJ.”

    This Captain, (former enlisted DI, who, it is rumored could kill a man with flutter kicks.), is on his way home from his second deployment to Afghanistan. I would not have wanted to be that dumbass with Charlie tearing his ass down.

  24. A Proud Infidel says:

    #5, Andy, I second that, but I would upgrade it to a “SHITBIRD” tab! I hope he ends up getting the most sadistic ass-rapist in existence for a cellmate!!

  25. Retired Master says:

    #23, I would have loved to see that Captain in action, lighting up a poser!!

  26. 2nd Followup to my friend’s beatdown of a poser.
    ” I about lost my mind today in the airport. When I realized a crowd was gathering I had to hand it over to one of the NCOs with me. Trust me, that kid picked the wrong time and day and place to try to pull that crap. There were 8 of us there from our SFG, and it was a assembly line of ass chewing. I am committed to following up on it and at least giving his gaining unit the opportunity for UCMJ.”

  27. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    @ 26 … any photos or video of the “training session”?

  28. A Proud Infidel says:

    @23 & 26, I’ll bet any pics of that would have been as funny as the “LCpl-PFC” USMC poser getting his ass reamed in the Reno Airport!

  29. Hondo says:

    Southern Class: please tell your friend that if he plans to be in the DC area and I can arrange to be there at the same time, I owe him a libation – and a handshake. Or coffee, if his denomination doesn’t permit alcohol.

  30. HONDO Hit me with an e-mail. Might have something for you. Thanx

  31. LostOnThemInterwebs says:

    Guys sorry for the blast but as I’m still new I don’t know where to put this one (is related I think it might be like a preventive strike deal?), is a bit for the ages I tell you so .. I’m just going to drop this here …

  32. Ex-PH2 says:

    O.M.G. I would like to see the comment that set that pink-haired dipstick off.

  33. Green Thumb says:

    Might as well toss in the President’s 100 and 10th Mountain tab.

    At least the Matthew Beck got them inked on his arm.


  34. Anonymous says:

    @31- I believe that whole riff is a joke started sometime ago, but often repeated.

  35. kp32 says:

    Sorry, @34 was me.

  36. MSGRetired says:

    What no Star and wreath on those jump wings ?? Jeez He must be legit !

  37. jonp says:

    @31: I still spit milk out my nose when I read that post. I wonder what being killed with awesome precision would be like or what #497 of the 700 death blows is. Think it’s Death Blossom?
    Why is a SEAL rolling around the Corp getting weapons if he is so deadly and I can find an IP Address with my Jedi Ninja web skills.
    Way, way too funny

  38. Perry says:

    Now now lets not be so hasty give the guy a break he might have gotten the 4 combat jumps during WW2 with the 82nd Airborne Div in Sicily Holland Salerno and Normandy…”I DON’T THINK SO”