Admiral Timothy Maynard’s booty

| February 8, 2013

Timothy Maynard was a phony from West Virginia who had also defrauded the Social Security Administration out of about $14,000. He claimed to be a SEAL, Recon Marine, Special Forces, CIA Agent, and even an Israeli Mossad agent to name a few. Our buddy Don Shipley busted him out which led to his eventual arrest on the charges for bilking Social Security.

Don sent us pictures of him posing with the remnants of the stuff that a neighbor of Timothy Maynard found in the phony’s house. The neighbor had done some free home repairs for Maynard based on Maynard’s phony stories and this is the extent of his fairy tales;




There’s more about Maynard at this news story.

Don writes;

I outed Phony SEAL, Phony Recon Marine, Phony Special Forces, Phony CIA Agent, Phony Israeli Mossad, to name a few, Timothy Maynard (Admiral Maynard) a while ago and spoke with him by phone. Tim explained he’s never served a “single day” in the Military when I cornered him…

I was sent a large box of Tim’s bullshit today (attached) that included Purple Hearts, Bronze and Silver Stars, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross and a TON of other awards… It was sent by a neighbor Vet that did extensive work on Tim’s house because he though Tim was a highly decorated Navy SEAL. I also spoke to a local Doctor who did extensive medical work on Tim free of charge believing the same thing. I have all their numbers and points of contact, as well as all of Tim Maynard’s…

I was also sent “Official” award citations any other official military “write ups.” Tim is/was a member of local VFW’s in Huntington, West Virginia, and I believe he stole records from the files of Vetrans there and changed the names to his. I have everything…

This has been going on a LONG time…

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. LIRight says:

    Great job, Don. Real Vets everywhere appreciate your efforts, as well as TAH, Blackfive, POW Network and a bunch of others.

    From me and my sons…..thank you!

  2. Hondo says:

    Phony Admiral, eh? Hey, Jonn – I know we’ve had phony GOs before. Is this our first fake Flag?

  3. Scubasteve says:

    President’s Eyes Only, huh? Also known in secret squirrel circles as a SKEETRET Document.

    And do I see a CAV patch on one of the certificates? He’s legit!!!

  4. A Proud Infidel says:

    Another one bites the dust. At least Maynard admitted he was a fake, Densmore kept his lie until his death!

  5. B Woodman says:

    May I have the books and manuals to add to my library? I’ll pay the postage.

  6. Old Tanker says:

    I spent over 3 years with the 1st Cav and never knew that there was “1st Cav Special Forces”

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    I think I’ve asked this before, but I’ll ask it again.

    Why don’t these idiots get themselves into a Starfleet Command group, or a Roman army or Civil War/Revolutionary War re-enactment group, or some bunch of RenFaire rennies? Then they could be anyone they want to, they’d get to be in with another bunch of people [almost] like them (the majority of whome are good guys, just having fun) and no one would care what title they give themselves.

    I realize it’s a rhetorical questions, becuase it eliminates the possiblity of committing fraud for profit, but it was something I had to ask.

  8. Hondo says:

    Ex-PH2: those types of pursuits don’t get them “extra bennies” and the respect of being a “war hero”. And they don’t offer the same opportunities to defraud others.

  9. USAF says:

    Thanks for “outing” this guy/loser. All the truly decorated soldiers that I have met are humble and are not out their bragging about what they did. My BS meter goes on full alert when I hear someone offer up their acomplishments without prodding. “President’s Eyes Only” muwahahaha!!

  10. O-4E says:

    Go big or go home

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    I know, Hondo. I just had to ask again.

    It’s early in the morning and the 10 inch snowfall has completely covered my car again, and the birds are out on my front steps demanding food. I’m using delaying tactics to avoid confronting the ‘real’ world of shoveling by asking rhetorical questions I’ve asked in the past.

  12. Hondo says:

    Ex-PH2: be glad you’re not in Boston or NYC. (smile)

  13. Ex-PH2 says:

    I knew this was going to happen, going east, picking up all that moisture from the great lakes, just the right temperature and wind mix.

    24 inches predicted for New England.

    Do you guys need some salt out there? Hey, we could maybe have a “bored silly snow day column”?????

  14. Lucky says:

    Wow! The extent that some of these idiots will go to protect their lies…

  15. Ex-PH2 says:

    Just how much fraud, aside from Social Security, did Maynard commit? How far did he go?

    The contractor did free work, the doctor gave free medical care — I hope these guys have filed a fraud complaint against him.

  16. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @13 Where I sit is usually right on the snow line when there’s a nor’easter blowing up the coast…sometimes a shift of a mile or two in the storm and I hardly get any snow…but with the storm coming from the great lakes meeting the coastal front it should be an entertaining evening for me here in Western Mass….it does seem I will be on the line of 18″ or so and it will be of the light fluffy variety as opposed to the poor b4stards south of me in CT who are expected to get the nice dense wet stuff…

  17. Lucky says:

    Now that will be an interesting answer…

  18. Reaperman says:

    Fake classified documents improperly stored at home. Nice. If you’re going to fake being an Admiral, at least fake one with at least some of his shit together.

  19. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    On topic, Mr. Shipley continues to do good work in exposing these turds. Thank you for your service, and keep up the good fight.

    I hope this perpetrator is charged with defrauding the doctor for goods/services and spends a little time pondering his life incarcerated.

  20. 1AirCav69 says:

    So Old Tanker, you didn’t know about us? (1st Cav SF Group) Well, there is a reason. We would have had to kill you or commit suicide if we revealed….DOAH! Goodbye everone. ARGHHHHHHHHH

  21. Ex-PH2 says:

    Our snow started with light fluffy then went to wet, heavy and dense for hours and hours and covered the steps and sidewalk as quickly as I cleaned them.

    This storm showed no mercy.

    I spent 5 minutes talking with my neighbor in Spanish while the sidewalk was inundated and shoveled again and finally gave up in disgust. 11PM, my other neighbor starts cleaning the sidwalk and my steps. It was covered right away by snow as he shoveled.

  22. 68W58 says:

    If you look closely at that second picture I swear that there is a picture of Tom Selleck in amongst all the junk.

    So now we know what happened to him after the series ended.

  23. Ex-PH2 says:

    It does appear to be Magnum himself.

  24. Hondo says:

    I have to say that’s an impressive collection of medal “hardware”, even if he’s not entitled to wear any of them. Hell, he even has at least one Army Civilian decoration in there – the medal with the green and white ribbon and the triangular design at the lower left is the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. Don’t see too many of those anywhere.

  25. Lucky says:

    I loved that show as a kid, it was filmed while Dad was stationed aboard K Bay, mom used to take me with her on errands and see the film crews

  26. Virtual Insanity says:

    #24 Hondo–Not that uncommon. Our last director gave them to all the GS-13 division chiefs here. Mine is sitting in a box ‘cuz I didn’t particularly care for him.

  27. Hondo says:

    Virtual Insanity: congrats – I think. (smile)

    Seriously, congrats on getting the award.

    Your organization may be the exception, though. I’ve personally never seen one of those awarded – I only know about it because I got curious one day and looked up what Army civilian awards exist. There are more than most people realize.

  28. Virtual Insanity says:


    I suppose you’re right. In general, we tend to give time-off awards, cash bonuses, and step increases instead of doodads. I’ve only been GS for about 9 years, and all in the same place, so my view is limited.

    I’m much prouder of some of the coins I’ve been given, in general, than the CACS.

  29. C2/2000AF says:

    #16 VOV, yeah I am in Westover/Springfield. Snow is definitely picking up. I gotta work at 6 pm when snow is gonna pick up. I am screwed and will end up doing overtime I imagine as my replacement doesnt come on till 6 am. I cant catch a break, 10 days at work already.

  30. Old Tanker says:


    Are you in Michigan? That sounds like Muskeegan or Grand Rapids snowfall totals from yesterday….

  31. Virtual Insanity says:

    Are there picturesof Maynard actually wearing all that crap? He must have looked like a frickin’ NORK 5-star.

  32. Jonn Lilyea says:

    No, that’s Don Shipley.

  33. Virtual Insanity says:

    Yeah, Jonn–I get that.

    I’m just wondering if anyone has seen pics of Maynard all decked out. Wanted to see how amazing he looked.

  34. Twist says:

    We got 0 snow here just South of Indy thank goodness.

  35. Mr Wolf, non-Esq. says:

    Does that Sniper cert say FT Benning or something else? IT doesn’t look like ‘Benning’ but it just may be the photo.

    Several of those medals are Vietnam valor medals awarded by the VN government/military back in the day. Wonder how he ended up with those?? What a stud…

  36. kp32 says:

    Looks like he has a Navy Accomodation Medal… good for a free stay at the Navy Lodge.

  37. Twist says:

    Holy crap, there is an MFO medal in there. You have to work really hard to get an award with lesser precedence.

  38. Flagwaver says:

    #7, most of those groups have standards that he probably wouldn’t meet.

  39. Ex-PH2 says:

    @30 – Old Trooper, no, I’m in northeastern Illinois. We really got hit yesterday. Nonstop snow from 8:30AM to past midnight, and then it finally petered out. We’re supposed to have 35F weather this weekend — melting snow, maybe rain, a complete mess. There is a plume of air/clouds/snow coming down Lake Michigan.

  40. Ex-PH2 says:

    Sorry, I meant Old Tanker. SORRY!!!!

  41. nazbom says:

    So I found this site through “Duffle Blog” and then the Stolen Valor link, needless to say I am floored by the stuff some of these people are trying to pull. I did however go to my personnel file via Iperms (I’m still in reserves) and pulled m 2-1 and it is grossly not up to date. How can I rectify this to get my 2-1 to match the rewst of my records? I save every piece of paper I get from the government as well and my last DD214 includes items not on my 2-1. BTW, the new propmotion process for us (National Guard) goes off of your ERB and no more points worksheet (E-6 and up)

    On other thing, the people I know who have done incredible things in the face of danger/enemy never talk about it, it’s the ones who never have done anything that talk (just my experience).

    Thanks for the great site and work!

  42. 68W58 says:

    nazbom-you are largely at the mercy of your one shop. If you have a good one, then getting your ERB fixed should be easy enough, but if you don’t have a good one my best suggestion is to go and sit in their office until they get tired of looking at you and fix it.

  43. Hondo says:

    nazbom: I’d recommend you make copies of all your docs that aren’t in iPERMS and go to see your UA – or someone in your S1 shop, if your unit runs personnel consolidated. Maybe make an appointment at next drill, or take a day off during the week (if you can) and make an appointment to see them then. Go over the docs with them, and then leave them copies (for awards, orders now seem to be more important than the certificates). Make a list of what you left, what date, who you talked with, what was agreed to, take notes, etc . . .

    Follow-up periodically. It can take a while, but if your UA and/or S1 is worth a damn, they’ll be able to get the missing stuff into iPERMS for you.

    Also ask if the unit keeps local paper files or if the state still does. If so, make copies for them too – and check on that as well.

    The key is following-up – sometimes repeatedly. Be polite, but do keep at it. If you don’t make sure the stuff is in your records, very likely something won’t be.

  44. mattinnc says:

    Wow! That is a lot of asshattery. However, I think the funniest item is what appears to be a picture of Magnum, P.I. in the lower right hand corner of the second picture. Did this guy use any of the Magnum legend from the TV show to push his lies? Don Shipley is the man.

  45. Old Tanker says:


    I’m due East of you in southern central Michigan. I live about 30 miles south of Lansing which was the snow line for most of the day. North of Lansing got a foot or better, we only got about 2 or 3 inches so we lucked out….of course my boys didn’t think it was lucky, they still had school!

  46. FatCircles0311 says:

    It that a photograph of Magnum PI?
    Did they ever find Maynard’s body or just his booty?

    This guy went super balls out.

  47. Twist says:

    @41, After you update your ERB keep checking it. On mine my college credits keep falling off as well as some of my awards. At one point I was awarded a secondary MOS in admin, even though I’m a grunt, and was added a tour in Aruba.

  48. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:


    Clearly he was so busy last Friday he could not attend the retirement of DEP NSW Commander in Coronado. Many of the NSW ADM’s past and present were there. He missed a great retirement.

    I would have put my loafer straight up his sea suction valve if I ever ran into him.

    What a Jack Fu@k.

  49. Bam Bam says:

    I like his glamor shot pose with all his medals. I’m gonna do one now…won’t be near as impressive as his though 🙁

  50. Ex-PH2 says:

    @49, The man in the photos is Don Shipley, not Maynard.