Sunday, January 10, 2016

Conman who posed as wounded veteran held on $1M bail

Conman who posed as wounded veteran held on $1M bail after giving 'full, video-recorded confession'
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
BY SHAYNA JACOBS
January 6, 2016
More than 200 forged checks, military uniforms, fake passports from Canada and the U.K., and other false official documents were recovered from the 10 Hanover Square apartment he rented.
JEFFERSON SIEGEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Jeremy Wilson went before judge Heidi Cesare wearing a grey Harvard Law School hoodie, dark blue jeans and a grim expression.
It's the end of a long con.

A seasoned grifter who posed as a wounded veteran and used stolen loot for a Manhattan pad gave a “full, video-recorded confession” to his latest antics — less than two months after leaving prison for similar crimes, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Jeremy Wilson, 42 — whose true name is unknown because of his rampant use of fake identities in a “Catch Me If You Can”-like career of scamming — was ordered held on $1 million bail at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Wilson got up to his old tricks again at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

He “created an alias and posed as a U.S. Army veteran,” Diaz said.

At the prestigious college, Wilson hung around campus and “stole computers and an MIT corporate credit card.”
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