Mary at POW Network writes to tell us that Danny Crane has been arrested, apparently on an indictment from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Office of the Inspector General. I couldn’t find anything about the arrest, but I did find this news report about him by a local TV station in Florida last week and it looks like he’s a wanted man down there;
But Crane was apparently able to fool some veterans groups. He was able to join the Distinguished Flying Cross Society and he also convinced another veterans group to send him to Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor.
“I’m embarrassed for his family that he would even do something like that,” said Melissa Crane, who met Danny in high school. They married, had two kids, and are now divorced.
She says her husband has conned a lot of people. She showed FOX 13 a picture of him in 1997 in uniform taken during boot camp.
“I later found out that he was dishonorably discharged for theft,”she explained.
FOX 13 contacted the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. While much of the information is protected without written consent by Crane, we do know he entered the military in 1997 on December 30 and was discharged just 63 days later — still a private.
I guess there are enough reasons to arrest him besides Stolen Valor, but if there was a Stolen Valor Act, perhaps he would have been prevented from all of these other crimes his wife seems to think he’s committed.