Since the story first came out there as been a collective effort to find who this guy is. Everyone seems to be pitching on on this on. Also this case of stolen valor is has gotten help from the racing community as well as the military one. I added additional information to the original post so I just talk about the newer info.
We know what his real name is Dan L McGrew. There is a interesting post about him from someone who know him. The more I read, the more it sounds like someone else we know.
You did the same thing to Marvin. Remember Marvin? You burglarized the local Masonic Temple here, and you stashed a bunch of your stolen property in his shed. Were you planning to recreate yourself a high ranking Mason? Perhaps the son of one?
Then there’s the issue of the hot checks you wrote. Two thousand. Ten thousand. Somewhere in between.In any case, my house was harrassed for over a year by people from Steve’s Git-n-Go, Carrow’s, Some bowling place (a hot check for a bowling ball, Dan?!), etc., etc., etc. All this because you used my address to open your bank account with Wells Fargo! Your probation officer finally gave me a stack of his business cards so that I could just start referring people to him (which I did).
Oh and it seems that he is claiming that he has won awards at the HIN Austin.A friend said that he would help out by asking around the to see if anyone has heard of him at any event he attended.
Also he is pretending to have a Afghanistan deployment on a youtube account that was linked back to him.
But the best part is this statement made from the post listed above.
I guess I should probably be indignant, even outraged at your insinuation that I had a hand in destroying your life there.But you know what, Dan (and your name is Dan – not Sahlem), I’m not. I’m only slightly irritated – really more amused than anything. Your current drama seems to be nothing more than one more episode of the same tired sitcom. Your life there was like your life here: a fragile house of cards (ie: lies) you created for yourself. And when it all falls down, Liar Dan the Pathological convinces himself it’s someone else’s fault (again). Take some responsibility, Dan.
But given your history, I don’t understand your upset. Hasn’t it always been easy for you to simply move on and create yourself a whole new backstory to con people with? It’s like a game to you. You kinda remind me of the character Leonardo DiCaprio played in that movie “Catch Me If You Can”.
Wow, I swear that sounds like someone we know, but who?
Oh and as a special treat I am offering a two for one phoney deal today. Saw this on the news last night.
After fleeing the Navy in 2006, 26-year-old Royce Allen Eagle lived in Alaska under a false identity until last year when authorities tracked down his fingerprints