John Fuentes; stealing valor for fun and profit

| September 11, 2014

John Fuentes

Toasty Coastie sends us this story from some law enforcement officers she knows in Largo, Florida. Some names have been redacted;

Officers XXXX, XXXX and XXXX respond to Wild Willies where a “gentleman” was in Full US ARMY active duty ACU’s soliciting funds for the local Military Museum and Wounded Warrior Program. He even gets a small amount of funds from some of the bar patrons. Unfortunately for him, one customer (a vet) is suspicious and questions him on his service and he runs. Officers find him on XXXX where an investigation about soliciting reveals he does not have permits to solicit or even a military ID. The uniform of the “2nd Lieutenant Dimarco” does not match the NY state Dept of Corrections inmate card on him showing him as Johnathan Fuentes. Fuentes is the subject of a previous report by Officer XXXX, he has multiple social numbers, altered enlistment papers and a VA card in the name of Fuentes. He states he is an Infantryman but doesn’t have a Combat Infantry Man’s Badge on, but a Combat Action Badge (not given to Infantry), along with his parachutist’s badge. The stories finally crumble and he admits to getting funds by using the uniform, ( he spent the money on packs of cigarettes already). While speaking to 3 veterans he states he does not want to get in any more trouble, (a little late). I have the pleasure of informing him that “his” uniform is evidence and we will be removing it now and put him in a bio hazard gown for his transport to jail. The subject is charged with 817.312 Unlawful use of uniforms, medals or insignia a third degree felony.

So, there’s your feel good story today.

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. rb325th says:

    Otfriggingstanding!!

  2. Combat Historian says:

    I feel gooder already…

    • MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

      I feel, like you, gooder and more bestest!

      Outstanding they assimulated to the federal law. That is way to do it!

      • MGySgtRet says:

        I feel gooderer, bestester and happiestester. Goodbye Mr. Fuentes, hope the impending ass rape was worth it!!!

  3. Sapper3307 says:

    A good story for a bad day.

    • CWORet says:

      A very bad day indeed. I always have a problem with this day, and these turds don’t make it any easier. If you don’t mind a tribute to two Marines from the last unit I served with, that made the ultimate sacrifice:
      LCpl Lam, Service Co, 6th Comm BN; Nov 8 2004. Supporting the push through Falluja. The only member of our stick to make the ultimate sacrifice.
      GySgt Garvey, Alph Co, 6th Comm BN; Sept 11, 2001. A member of the NYFD, he rushed in while others rushed out. A nice tribute to these two and others can be found here:
      http://www.veteransrebuildinglife.org/memorial/
      RIP, Semper Fi.

  4. Hondo says:

    I have the pleasure of informing him that “his” uniform is evidence and we will be removing it now and put him in a bio hazard gown for his transport to jail.

    I would have given much to be there and applaud the arresting officer in person. But I suppose it’s too much to ask that the biohazard gown be open at the rear for Bubba and Thor’s convenience when he got to jail.

    The subject is charged with 817.312 Unlawful use of uniforms, medals or insignia a third degree felony.

    Would that Federal law treated such acts similarly.

    • CB Senior says:

      Those Cops were really nice to him. It should have been we are taking that uniform and you can were this douchebag, because you are one.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      If I were to have the pleasure of meeting the Arresting Officers in person, their next shot & a beer would be ON ME!!

      • nadames says:

        more like meet the fiance who uncovered his fraud and exposed him for the lier he is he deceived many but i made sure he wont deceive any longer.i took him in and gave him a home and he fucked up. i hope he gets what he rightfully deserves. and i hope god blesses me for turning in such a messed up individual.

        • J says:

          I need u to contact me asap about him please

        • J says:

          He still doing the same thing.I felt like something in my gut was wrong so I googled his name and found this article an hour ago.So I’m just finding this out.
          I need talk to u to find out more information and the truth.please

          • Nancy Adames says:

            I made all this lie cause i was upset that i cheated on him and he won’t take me back he does have a great heart and he willing to go out of his way to do whatever for that person god forgive me for lying but i know he was doing bis undercover job

            • the truth says:

              Don’t believe that comment above that its not his ex fiance writing,that she made it up. that’s him, he still personating being in the army.his stories are severe. he needs medical help

            • Radica khan says:

              I know john personal he is beautiful person,he is in the army he fought for our country for 15 years in the war and was injured.very bad

              • Marine_7002 says:

                Bullshit. He’s a fraud and a liar.

                Go take your sockpuppetry elsewhere, ’cause no one here is going to believe you.

        • ... says:

          My mom is currently dating him and ruining our lives by putting us in debt. Please help me .

  5. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    In the mug shot … Are those earings he is wearing or does he have the ears of child born of two first cousins?

    Just courious …

  6. CavScoutCoastie says:

    I deployed several times with some guys who are with Largo PD. One was my squad leader. I hope/suspect they were involved here.

  7. James in Gulf Breeze says:

    FANTASTIC WORK by the LEOs – There is hope for them… I almost wish all police had to have prior military service.

  8. Mr Wolf says:

    Know this place well- been to WW’s many times on a bike night. Never saw this POS there tho. There IS a really really good military museum just up the street, and I assume that’s the one he was soliciting funds to steal from. Wish I was still in the area… Given that CENTCOM and SOCOM and SOCCENT and a few other hq’s are close by, he’s VERY VERY lucky he didn’t run into one of those guys. He wouldn’t end up at 49th St- he’d be heading to the hospital…

  9. Green Thumb says:

    This is how Commander Monkress at All-Points Logistics got his start.

    And the rest, so they say, is history!

  10. Ex-PH2 says:

    Very nice. Carry on!

  11. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    TWO in one day – NICE!! I’m sure Bubba & Thor will have fun with their new “Property”, and KUDOS to the LEO’s for hauling the turd in!!

  12. Toasty Coastie says:

    A follow up~

    The Transport LEO was a Marine…He asked if they had a PINK “Suit” to dressed this Sparkle Pony in…

    More info is still coming in…as I get it, I will pass it along to Jonn.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      TC, are you SURE the precious little unicorn fart-sniffing glitter-farting tinsel mouse didn’t want a pink jumpsuit with rainbow glitter? Come to think of it, Bubba & Thor could pimp him out to the cell block for twice as many cigarettes if he dressed up like that!!

    • nadames says:

      He didn’t learn his lesson he still using the army and I got proof. I’ve been trying to turn it in for the longest he even using tricare anyonewwant to help. He also impersonating doctors.

      • Nancy Adames says:

        Ok everyone i feel guilty for what i did to him i lie he was a real soldier and he was doing his undercover job as a cid agent i cheated on him and lie to him i was upset that he didnt want me back so i lie and make up all of this comments and posted the picture.

  13. Roger in Republic says:

    I know that Florida has very weak consumer protection laws, but they need to charge this guy with Theft by Deception. Or whatever they call it down there. In fact all of these phony charity solicitors need to face the same charge.

  14. Hayabusa says:

    Florida. Again. Color me shocked.

    Story doesn’t address whether this guy rides a Harley and belongs to a “veterans MC”.

  15. W2 says:

    Come on now, he’s totally legit. Just check out that shitty exchange haircut. It just screams AAFES.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      You mean the Army-Air Farce Extortion Service? That’s what we called it when we were overseas!!

  16. Big Steve says:

    He looks like the little scammer that he is.
    He couldn’t be a pimple on the butt of a real soldier.

  17. Green Thumb says:

    Just another shitbag come lately.

  18. Nancy Adames says:

    Listen everyone i feel guilty for what i did to him i lie and posted this picture of him just to get back at him cause i did love him but i couldn’t take the fact he move on and not forgive me for cheating on him he was just doing his undercover job as cid agent and i am sorry for doing what i did

  19. the truth says:

    Thats him writing that,not his ex fiance … he hasn’t changed and didn’t learn

  20. 2015 says:

    OHN FUENTES IS A FRAUD, COMPULSIVE LIAR AND A CON MAN!!!! This low life can primarily be seen in the streets of Bronx, NY wearing a US Army uniform impersonating an active duty solider with the name tag Greys on it and wearing the rank of 2ND LT. He often lies to people and says he is a wounded soldier that got shot during a tour of duty in Iraq .He states the bullet hit him in the leg and head which created his speech impediment and the limp that he walks with…. The speech problem is the only truth told in the whole story. When confronted about this he will even say, he is a investigator for the army and he sometimes goes undercover. He has never served or is in active duty for the army and never got shot, he tells the story to get pity from anyone he comes across. But the worst of it is he uses it to get women to trust him and date him. He tells them over the top complex fantasies to draw them in and get them to give him money as well extort money from them. He will pretend that the US Army will help pay their bills when in reality this is complete bullshit!!! He will leech off any woman that will give him the time of day and tell them whatever he thinks they need to hear to win their trust. There’s no limits to his lying, his lies are so outlandish that he even has lied about his 4 year old daughter dying…….HE DOESNT EVEN HAVE 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER!!!!! This piece of shit is a disgrace to all men and women that have served and died wearing the uniform protecting our country. He already has been arrested in the past for these fraudulent acts but he yet to continues to be active in his criminal activities. I dont say this in malice or for revenge unfortunately this is the sad unadulterated truth. I say this in hope of exposing him and to help others who are getting used try him

    • 2015 says:

      He also pay females bill or buy something on the Internet using and their address. Which in some cases he’s using someone elses credit card and when he uses his own he will call the company I report that his card was stolen and he never paid that bill. Put in the female in jeopardy for fraud. Before she finds out this information he gains her trust

      • he needs to be stopped says:

        He also pay females bill or buy something on the Internet using their address.so he can get their information. Which in some cases he’s using someone elses credit card and when he uses his own, he will call the credit card company and report that his card was stolen and he never paid that bill. Putting the female in jeopardy for fraud. Before she finds out this information he gains her trust.and extort money from them.opening bank accounts in the name forging theier signal signature.he’s saying this is his baby moms or that he is an undercover.this is total BS.there are 20 women he texts a day doing his con.he was saying things like “I miss you,
        I want to make you my girlfriend.
        all I want to do is make you happy.”
        anything to make him seem sincere.he even has female thinking thats they are going to marry him,so he can get their information.he will text from a different number pretending to be his sergeant.he has no sergeant because he never served.smh everything he says is a lie and he will try to prove this lies because he has mental problem and is a con man.by the way his IDs he carries are fake. it says it pay attention

        • help says:

          Fuck him thank god i hope he die soon i hope you burn in hell joel we gonna exposed you to the world i hate you everyone does ps. Maggie and veronica

    • 2015 says:

      He also pay females bill or buy something on the Internet using and their address. Which in some cases he’s using someone elses credit card and when he uses his own he will call the company I report that his card was stolen and he never paid that bill. Put in the female in jeopardy for fraud. Before she finds out this information he gains her He also pay females bill or buy something on the Internet using their address.so he can get their information. Which in some cases he’s using someone elses credit card and when he uses his own, he will call the credit card company and report that his card was stolen and he never paid that bill. Putting the female in jeopardy for fraud. Before she finds out this information he gains her trust.and extort money from them.opening bank accounts in the name forging theier signal signature.he’s saying this is his baby moms or that he is an undercover.this is total BS.there are 20 women he texts a day doing his con.he was saying things like “I miss you,
      I want to make you my girlfriend.
      all I want to do is make you happy.”
      anything to make him seem sincere.he even has female thinking thats they are going to marry him,so he can get their information.he will text from a different number pretending to be his sergeant.he has no sergeant because he never served.smh everything he says is a lie and he will try to prove this lies because he has mental problem and is a con man.by the way his IDs he carries are fake. it says it pay attention

      • Green Thumb says:

        A truly “Phildoesque” scumbag.

      • Help says:

        Please contact me as soon as you get them. He’s dating my mom and he’s destroying my family. Please help!

        • ok says:

          Text (718)896-1XXX

        • ok says:

          How do i reach u

        • kat says:

          I’m so sorry to you are going through this. I as well experience this man lies and bullshit. And just learned who this man really is. He needs to be off the streets and locked up. I understand what you’re going through and I hope your mother realize what a lowlife Devil he is soon. I always put my kids first, so I hope she does the same.but I felt something funny and kept catching him in lies. He told me he was in the army and got me for money . And kept telling me he loved me and always trying to come to my house. He seem like a sweet gay, but not even the devil shows his colors as first. He is evil and a scumbag.

  21. unbelievable says:

    He did the same to me.He said he will pay my bill and I will get my money back.It was excuse after excuse (lies).Now I have bank accounts open that I didnt do.Now I know it had to be him.
    I hope it gets locked up

  22. Green Thumb says:

    This turd just will not flush.