1AirCav69 sends news that Bill Hillar, who I wrote about in November was finally arrested by the FBI. Hillar told students and teachers how he was the model for the Liam Neeson character in “Taken” who rescued his daughter from sex traders.
For years Hillar allegedly scammed universities, non-profit groups and law enforcement organizations by claiming his daughter was kidnapped by human traffickers in Asia and that he spent months in a failed effort to rescue her. He parlayed his “expertise” and faux Army Special Forces career into thousands of dollars in teaching and lecture fees.
Yeah, he was a Coast Guard dude, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but the Coast Guard is a long ways away from a Special Forces colonel.
But his cover story began falling apart last year when the military veteran students Hillar was teaching in California began questioning his background….
Because it wasn’t until he talked to some veteran students that someone noticed there was something wrong with a hokey story like that? I blame Hollywood. There should be some kind of special training for people to get before they’re allowed to watch movies.