Our buddy, Doug Sterner sent us some information on one of his major take downs in Salt Lake City, This is from the local TV station, ABC4 last year when Jackie Lee Climer was first arrested for embezzling thousands of dollars from his American Legion Post where he was the adjutant;
60 year-old Jackie Lee Climer, from Heber, is charged with embezzlement and unlawful acquisition and possession of a credit card.
Park City police say the American Legion noticed discrepancies in its accounts.
He was successfully convicted and sentenced to a year in the county jail. This is the letter Mr. Sterner received from the detective in the case;
Last year, I contacted you in regards to a man named Jackie Lee Climer. I had arrested Climer for embezzling over $30,000 from the Park City, Utah, American Legion Post. The more I dug, the more questionable this character became. You offered me great insight and advice concerning Climer’s DD-214 and military records.
I wanted to let you know that, based in part on your input, we successfully convicted Climer in a jury trial. He is serving the next year in the Summit County, Utah, jail. In one of the more gratifying experiences in my career, I executed a search warrant and ripped Climer’s “Combat Wounded” Purple Heart plates off his car right in front of him. Unfortunately, our adjoining county would not prosecute Climer for presenting his forged DD-214 because the statute of limitations had run out on him presenting the forged document for the original registration. I am eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Stolen Valor case, and am ready to reopen that case should the court, hopefully, honor our veterans and declare that this nonsense has to stop.
We need more detectives with that kind of spirit and conviction.
Here’s his forged DD214;
Compare that to his FOIA;
He’d actually served in Vietnam, but I guess he hadn’t lived up to his own expectations and felt a need to embellish. But it was probably more the fact that he was a POS who happened to wear a uniform once since his malfeasance included ripping off his brother veterans at the Legion hall.
And may I add that Doug Sterner is truly a national treasure.