“Wounded Warrior” grifter busted in OR

| June 16, 2012

Dave sends us a link to the story from KTVZ News of an 18-year-old punk pretending to be a wounded Marine and claiming to be collecting donations door-to-door in Redmond, Oregon for the Wounded Warrior Project. The problem, of course, is that the Wounded Warrior Project doesn’t solicit door-to-door;

Officers contacted the solicitor, identified as Ryan L. Brashears, 18, in the area after the caller to police provided a description.

Police determined Brashears was not affiliated with the Wounded Warriors Project and had been claiming to be a wounded U.S. Marine and combat veteran, Chambers said.

Chambers said Brashears had received $70 in cash donations and another donation in the form of a check.

Brashears originally was from Mississippi but recently was arrested in California, Chambers said.

Brashears was arrested in Redmond on two counts of third-degree theft by deception and one count of third-degree attempted theft by deception. He was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and booked, then later released on his own recognizance, a jail officer said.

Of course he was only exercising his freedom of speech, because he’s in the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit. I’ll take a guess that he’ll not show up in court to answer the charges.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    I checked his new FB page. He’s actually using the police mugshot on it. He is definitely a nutball, and his rap sheet lookos impressive. What’s next? Armed robbery?

  2. Green Thumb says:

    Child molestation.

    What a shitbag.

  3. OregonBorn88 says:

    Brenda is not a marine wife. Her LCPL husband got injured during training (fell off cliff) in camp pendelton over 14 years ago and they were not married at the time. For this women to claim she was a marine wife is grossly exaggerated. She has no clue what it’s like to be a Marine Wife.

  4. OregonBorn88 says:

    Correction. After the LCPL got injured he got medically discharged (he injured his back). He moved back to Oregon where he then got married to Brenda.

  5. Mitch says:

    While people are mentioning his post on FB from August, they don’t mention to full thing. He claims a 96 on the ASVAB, that he qualified for ARMY RANGER AIRBORNE SCHOOL (I didn’t know they had combined Ranger and Airborne into one school), that he went to Ft. Benning for basic on Oct. 3, and he also misspelled Sergeant when giving his recruiter’s name. The name of the recruiter was Sargent (his spelling) Jonathan Croy out of the office in Medford. Anyone know if this recruiter is real?

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  7. EdUSMCleg says:

    This Brenda chick is disgusting. Really? Marrying a dude 3 years older than your kid? Hahahaha