Carmine Annunziata; phony soldier clothing sales store

| January 13, 2013

The folks at Fake Warrior asked us to get the word out about Carmine Annunziata aka Carmen Annunziata, aka Carmine Luciano Annunziata, aka Rick Carmen, aka Charles Garcia, aka Charlie Garcia. Carmine operates the Armed Forces MCSS store, aka Joint Base Uniform and Equipment Center (JBUEC) and according to press reports at the link, he’s been arrested for ripping off troops in the Fort Dix area several times and for years.

He claims to be an Army major, but there are no records on him, other than court records. Aside from ripping off troops, he’s also been indicted for smuggling drugs (steroids) from Mexico. Now, if that’s all not despicable enough, he’s using images of deceased Medal of Honor awardee and SEAL, Michael Murphy on his Twitter page;

Screen Shot 2013-01-03 at 5.38.57 PM

But you should read the whole story at Fake Warriors.

More links about Carmine Annunziata;

Carmine Annunziata aka Luciano Benandanti

TAH in court again; Benandanti vs. Lilyea

Category: Phony soldiers

Comments (26)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Why is he not in jail?

  2. NHSparky says:

    Why do I get the feeling Marcus Lutrell and a few of his buddies would dearly love to pay this assclown a visit?

  3. Hondo says:

    NHSparky: before or after they visit Gabbard? (smile)

  4. Green Thumb says:

    Con man.


  5. NHSparky says:

    Hondo…I would think they want this guy as their first stop on their curb stomp the douchenozzle tour based solely on his misuse of LT Murphy’s image.

  6. AW1 Tim says:

    There’s a special place in hell reserved for jackwagons like this guy.

  7. streetsweeper says:

    Okay, so this asshat has been ripping off AD troops and the States of Florida, NJ & NY have been doing what about him? Those USA-CICD civilian agents(0811’s)must be sloughing off again? Oh wait, they are union, never mind.

  8. DetCord says:

    First and foremost, why is he wearing a MP Brassard when not deployed or on patrol duty.

    Giant red flag for me right there.

  9. Whitey_wingnut says:

    I’m actually stationed at Joint Base MDL and I brought him up awhile ago that we should not do business and have his business blacklisted…I’ve been ignored. Apparently he swindled his way into the community as being a very nice and good business man.

    • Sully says:

      Yes. Carmine is a criminal pure and simple. He does have relatives in the Hanover Twp NJ area who are helping him continue his fraud. Apparently his family and the young people working for him either dont care or are unaware that Carmine Annunziata was involved in a jewelry store robbery in the 1980’s in NY where individuals were killed during the crime. Annunziata is also exploiting young military staffers who want extra money so they work in his fake military store. He uses young new military staffers in his store so that he can keep his scheme goining inside Ft Dix. His latest deception is pretending to be a military recruiter. Annunziata was doing the same recruiting scam iwhen he had his store set up in Jamaica Queens NY.This criminal Annunziata is NOT a military recruiter and should be prosecuted for tbis and other fraudulent activities he is currently involved in. America is concerned about terrorists? All citizens should be concerned thst this criminal and military faker is gaining access to military bases and ripping off US soldiers and the public. Lock up this criminal Carmine l. Annunziata!!!!

  10. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    It would appear that in addition to a penchant for chicks with d1cks this piece of sh1t is a full blown (pun intended) criminal. What is wrong with state authorities that they have not rounded this 4sshole up and put him away?

    I certainly hope his karmic revenge is not much longer in finding its way to him.

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Its always good to see an Officer wearing a marksmanship badge…

  12. RandomNCO says:

    Him and everyone who works for him sound like complete scum.

  13. C2/2000AF says:

    The others have yet to even be questioned or arrested. Maria garcia his girlfriend is dead, RIP. Even though she was harboring and enabling him to lie. She was a legit officer who enabled him to do all this crap by lending her legitimate service time, etc. Zapata and Sanchez guys are just as much criminals as he was.

    I wonder if he will be brought into question about Garcia’s death though. she may have just been too stressed out to deal with this guys lies and heart gave out. Who knows, but she knew what she was getting into with him.

    • EchoR says:

      Her family questions to this day if he was involved in her death. And she was an individual that did not know the entire scope of his business, she was trying to help her fellow soldiers. He was a very controlling and dominating man who definitely deserves a special place in hell. This would definitely be a time that I condone taking the law into our own hands and making sure he never swindles any or our service men and women ever again.

  14. Carmine Annunziata posing as a US Army Maj has gained access to military bases in the NY/NJ area. Annunziata while he was listed an actual fugitive was being assisted by members of the US Army in the NY Recruiting Command in Queens, NY. Right under the noses of numerous real US Army officers Annunziata was able to set up a fake Army recruiting office in Jamaica Queens, NY and a phoney MCSS, before Annunziata bugged-out to NJ. Those individuals in the US Army who assisted Annunziata have NOT been held responsible for their role and have not been courtmartialed despite the fact that they assisted this wanted fugitive Annunziata with his horrific scams and harassment of service members and civilians. All individuals involved with this creep Annunziata should be brought to justice.

  15. Larper says:

    This is not stolen valor. This is straight out felony crime. There is a difference albiet a small one. Most Posers are mentaly ill in one form or another. This Douche Canoe is a straight up thief with a plan. If he had a different scam he would be posing as an airline pilot, a mailman, a securities broker, or a real estate agent.

  16. U Know It says:

    Larpr is exactly right! This Carmine Annunziata character is much too real a criminal and has been getting away with this criminal enterprise for way too long! This criminal Annunziata and his scam operation is located at:

    Carmine L Annunziata aka Charlie Garcia
    Wrightstown, NJ 08562

    This scammer Carmine Annunziata thinks he is entitled to his deceased girlfriends house and vehicles (USAR Cpt. Maria Garcia passed away Feb 2013) so scammer Carmine Annunziata has been living in her house and driving her cars. After Cpt. Garcia died hCarmine Annunziata lied and told everyone that her name was Maria Annunziata so he could hawk in on the possessions. Aren’t Cpt. Garcia’s children the next of kin and the heirs to her possessions and business?

    Here’s where this piece of garbage Annunziata lays his head at night after scamming service members all day.
    Carmine L Annunziata
    Whiting, NJ 08759

    This filth Annunziata should be locked up and that scam shutdown.

  17. U Know It says:

    Correction: Cpt. Maria Garcia passed away Feb 2012.

  18. 4Branches says:

    Look For Fake Army Maj. Carmine Annunziata to be marching in either Queens, NY or Morristown, NJ or a Memorial Day Parade near you this year. That scum fugitive, wannabe Annunziata was seen in past parades marching along with real soldiers while he was all dressed up in his disguise preying on innocent victims. Bring eggs. tomatoes and your cellphone camera, just in case you see him pretending to be a military officer again.

  19. Mr. GameAndShow Formerly C2 says:

    I thought he was in jail and being held in Florida. So mnay stories about this guy, alleged boyfriends, roid usage, beating the women who helped him start his phony military stores.

  20. Will says:

    I work 5 minutes from this guy….and I drove through Whiting last weekend on the way to the shore. I should stop in and say hello.

  21. DirtyLouTheLawGotU says:

    Rotten animal Carmine Annunziata is still targeting soldiers and fraudulently misusing and abusing the name of the GSA. Carmine the creep should be working in a prison laundry somewhere not living in the deceased Cpt. Maria Garcia’s home in Whiting, NJ and driving her cars. Lock this disgusting criminal in prison!