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Conn. Man Apologizes for Phony Veteran Scam

Monday, 20 Jun 2011 03:46 PM

 

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut man facing charges that he falsely claimed to be an Army Ranger wounded during four tours of duty in Afghanistan has apologized.

Jesus Garcia, of Greenwich, tells The Associated Press what he did was stupid and he will never do it again. He said he always wanted to be in the military and pretending to be a soldier made him "feel like I was somebody in life."

It also got him free train rides and nearly $1,000 from two people police say he ripped off.

The 20-year-old Garcia faces charges of larceny, fraudulent representation of Armed Force uniform, fraudulent use of military insignia and interfering with an officer.

Police said Garcia had an Army Ranger tattoo, posed in a military uniform and planned to speak at a Memorial Day event.

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