Man Headed to Trial for Stolen Valor
WNEP ABC 16 News
BY STACY LANGE
FEBRUARY 3, 2020
Crawford’s DD 214 discharge form would have shown that he went AWOL after a few months of Army boot camp in 2007.
Instead, Crawford told members at the American Legion that he was an Iraq war veteran injured in an IED explosion.
Prosecutors say while Christopher Crawford was lying about his military record, he was stealing money from the American Legion in the city where he was a member.
Crawford was serving as an officer at American Legion Post 568 in the Minooka section of Scranton. Last summer, his fellow officers reported Crawford for allegedly stealing $16,000 from the organization. That’s when it was also discovered that Crawford was not a veteran at all.
The veterans we spoke say between those two sets of charges, it’s the stolen valor, not the stolen money, that hurts most.
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