We first met Danny Crane in July when he was on the run. He had pretended to to be the Marine who stood guard at the door of Cody Green who was dying of cancer. Then he was arrested for bilking the Veterans’ Affairs in August.
Today comes the news from Tammy that he pleaded guilty in court and admitted to his stolen valor;
Danny Crane bragged that he was the “most decorated veteran in Florida.”
The 32-year-old Riverview man pleaded guilty to federal charges of theft of government money and making a false statement, which carry up to 10 years and five years in prison, respectively.
Not only did Crane bilk the VA of more than $7,000 in medical treatment, he persuaded the organization Vacations for Veterans to give him a free trip to Hawaii.
Crane told the organization he had stage-four prostate cancer and had nine to 12 months to live. Again, not true.
“There are a whole lot of veterans in this county and this American Legion here that are happy to see that happen,” said Roger Dunn, past commander of American Legion Post 148 in Riverview, where Crane tried to ingratiate himself three years ago.
“We feel justice is being served,” said Dunn, a Vietnam-era veteran who called Crane’s actions “offensive to veterans that have been injured in combat.”
So he can sit his lyin’ ass in jail and think about the veterans who he has ripped off – money that will never be returned.
AverageNCO who also sends the link, asks why the DVA didn’t catch him while he was applying for benefits he didn’t earn instead of waiting for us regular GIs to bust him. It’s beginning to look like the DVA is only interested in giving benefits to people who didn’t earn them instead of the rest of us.