Steven Mickey Bunker; another VA fraud

| July 16, 2014

Steven Mickey Bunker

MCPO Ret. In TN sends us a link from Myrtle Beach Online about 47-year-old Steven Mickey Bunker who defrauded the Veteran Affairs Department out of thousands of dollars for his phony disability. It’s not clear by reading the story whether he was really a veteran or not so I called the reporter who told me that she believed he had military records from service decades ago.

Steven Mickey Bunker, 47, of Aynor was sentenced Tuesday to serve 24 months in jail, three years of supervised release and to pay $108,489.36 in restitution for veterans benefits he received while claiming he was paralyzed and unable to care for himself, according to a news release.

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Federal officials began investigating Bunker after a story in The Sun News was published in which Bunker said he was injured while serving in the military in Iraq. After the story was published, officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs were notified because the newspaper received so much negative feedback indicating that Bunker had made false statements concerning his injuries.

At the time, Bunker was receiving veteran’s disability because he claimed that he was paralyzed and unable to walk, drive, eat or otherwise take care of himself without assistance, according to the release. Bunker’s disability included payment for others to take care of Bunker at his home.

The VA also paid $40,000 for a car adapted to someone without use of their legs. He traded it in for a Hummer. But, of course, the investigation focused on the guns that were purchased for him by his parents (he was a felon). On top of all of that, he was a sex offender who didn’t register with local police.

I guess the VA is too busy denying claims of real disabled vets to check on the phonies. But it was real veterans commenting on his bullshit article that busted him – you guys on your stolen valor patrols.

Category: Phony soldiers, Veterans' Affairs Department

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  1. Flagwaver says:

    This pisses me off to no end. You would think that the VA would actually do a little research on these douzhenozzels.

    Actual veterans, ones that don’t have grandiose stories or don’t like to talk about what happened to them, are shoved over by the VA in lieu of every Recon Ranger SEAL Pilot that walks through their door.

    We are looked at under a microscope and if there is a missing comma in our file, we are told that the VA needs several more months (at least) to investigate. However, some fat retard can claim to be paralyzed and is taken at face value because he told a huge story about how he got paralyzed.

    I had to go through five different shrinks, two of which at my own expense (which I didn’t and still don’t have the money for) just to get a service-connected 30%. This guy didn’t even have to see a doc to prove his disability!

    Now, pardon me while I go out and punch the frak out of a bag so I don’t hurt someone!

  2. MSGRetired says:

    It seems like they do eventually catch these ass clowns. I am still waiting on the hammer to drop on William Derek Church the Rotund Ranger!

    • SJ says:

      Any news on the Round Ranger? I was thinking earlier that he was in deep hull defilade.

    • NHSparky says:

      Oh, there are plenty of others as well. Personally, I’d like to know how and when certain left coast and Sunshine State residents can parlay their fucktardery into a check.

      But the one that burns my ass to this day is the shit being pulled by one Sealy McChippendale. Why he isn’t in a prison cell right now is beyond me.

      Wait, no it isn’t. Maryland proscecutors are spineless shit weasels.

  3. MGySgtRet. says:

    They do get caught, but like Jonn said, it aint the VA doing the catching. It is vets who smell a fucking rat.

  4. rb325th says:

    I have a nightstand that looks more like a pharmacy at this point, all due to service connected injuries and associated medical conditions. I am not even as bad off as so many others… and this kind of bullshit just pisses me off to no end!!
    Didn’t we discuss this fat turd already, or was it another douchenozzle who pulled the same scam claiming to be a paralyzed veteran?
    Anyhow, I am with Flagwaver on this and just want to go punch the shit out of something.

  5. FatCircles0311 says:

    So it didn’t occur to anyone to actually have him come in to a VA hospital to determine if he was paralyzed?

    And people that do show up to VA hospitals can’t get care…….

    Twilight Zone.

  6. ArmyATC says:

    I’ll say it again, I don’t understand how the phonies do it. I’ve been waiting over three years on an appeal for the things this guy was handed on a silver platter.

  7. LostBoys says:

    I’ve seen a lot of spinals, Dude, and this guy’s a fake. A fucking goldbricker.

  8. Just an Old Dog says:

    One of the things the New Sec of VA can do is make sure that frauds like this are hammered to the cross.
    They need minimum sentences of at least 1 year for every year they got over, plus additiional consideration for stricter sentencing if they got home care or equiptment they didnt need,

  9. Sparks says:

    At least he’ll have a couple of “big soft pillows” for the guys he’s in jail with. They like that. Plus being a sex offender will make him a special kind of guy inside. He should have done the whole 5 year bit inside instead of supervised release.

  10. Pugmak says:

    Someone(s) had to sign off on that guy’s “disability”.

    If someone(s) else were to dig into the someone(s) who did that signing off, dollars to donuts there’s an imprison-able pattern.

    • OldSargeUSAR says:

      Could the douchebag who signed off be some fuckstick doctor with a gambling habit?

      Just sayin’…

  11. streetsweeper says:

    I like this Pugmac character! Excellent thinking!

  12. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    BREAKING NEWS – NYC: So speaking of VA and military fraud, I just returned to NYC. I flew out of Portland at about 1200.

    I was never in Seattle.

    I spent the better part of 3 full days, morning through each evening, working on the plan. The plan is solid and in strict compliance with federal, state, county and local law.

    The Florida issue … That is a joke and a felony.

    It sure does suck to be some these days!

    Ta Ta.

  13. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Oh ….

    OVER

    What?

    No … When I am done I say … OVER

    What?

    NO!

    When I am done talking, I say OVER, then you talk. OVER.

    OVER

    NO!

    KMRIA …

    The SREYWAL are coming!

  14. Stephanie Patterson says:

    Please help me, this guy is doing it again. He is not icing with my mom and defrauding the government AGAIN.

    • GDContractor says:

      Stephanie: How is he defrauding the government again? Surely the VA turned off the spigot(?). Which agency is funding this asshole now?