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Team Sergeant
02-19-2013, 07:28
Our SEAL brothers sent me this article..... It's more than amusing. Yes you too can make money posing as a Navy SEAL! This guy cons two physicians out of almost one million dollars.... and goes on to con an entire African "country"....... and he never served a day in the military. Enjoy.


Man cashes in pretending to be Navy SEAL

Thursday, February 14, 201
Dan Noyes , Chief Investigative Reporter

A former Lake Tahoe bartender has used a bogus story that he's the most decorated Navy SEAL of all time to cash in, big. AJ Dicken can be very convincing -- so convincing that he talked his way into part of a $300 million security contract.

The I-Team has been exposing fake military heroes over the years -- people who make up stories of bravery to impress others or to get their money. This may be the ultimate case.

Dicken, 56, is very good at telling a story, even when he knows it's not true -- that he is a highly decorated member of the special forces, a Navy SEAL.

Unlike most real Navy SEALs the I-Team's Dan Noyes has met, Vested says Dicken was quick to talk about his exploits and that he wore his credentials openly.

"He had on his, I'll just call it his Navy SEAL hat, with a trident on the brim and a little identification button on the side with a rank," Vested said.

Vested is a television producer who thought Dicken's experience could make a good documentary.

Dicken closed the deal with a DD-214 -- discharge papers saying he served 35 years in naval special warfare, 291 classified central intelligence operations, Vietnam, Panama, Iraq, awarded the bronze Star, Silver Star, Navy Cross, two Purple Hearts, six counter-terrorist service medals, and nine presidential citations.

Noyes: "Give me the one sentence pitch on the documentary, what was the documentary going to be?"
Vested: "'A Soldier's Story,' based on what he gave us, the most highly decorated Navy SEAL in the history of the Navy SEALs."
Noyes: "And you paid him the money."
Vested: "It's just over $50,000."

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http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/iteam&id=8994000

Richard
02-19-2013, 07:52
Here's part 2 of the news report.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/iteam&id=8995381

What a buffoon.

Richard :munchin

Team Sergeant
02-19-2013, 08:09
Here's part 2 of the news report.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/iteam&id=8995381

What a buffoon.

Richard :munchin

Are you kidding , he made almost a million bucks!

The feds will not get involved I'm sure, there's no "terrorist" nexus.....

This guy is going to walk.

Richard
02-19-2013, 08:32
I find it funny that a 54 year old "tough guy" fraud runs home to mommy to hide when confronted with the truth. :rolleyes:

Richard :munchin

SF18C
02-19-2013, 08:42
But he shot Bin Laden!!!!


I wonder if he will end up as Willie G's bunkmate!

sinjefe
02-19-2013, 08:55
Losing that money is the punishment for not doing due diligence.

SF18C
02-19-2013, 09:03
Losing that money is the punishment for not doing due diligence.

Great point...maybe more folks will ask simple questions before jumping in hook, line and sinker.

BUT this cat did have a fake DD-214 and bunch of other paperwork that might have made it past the those civie-types that have never seen military records.

MR2
02-19-2013, 09:34
This guy is going to walk.

I suspect it will be with a limp in the not so distant future...

swatsurgeon
02-19-2013, 11:21
They'll get him on a firearms charge: felon in possession of firearms may be the only way to go after him for jail/fine/etc..
Great decisions by the docs to invest without looking deeper when committing that much money.......

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