Phony veteran arrested for soliciting donations
By NBC News
Published: December 8, 2016
NORTH MYERS, FL (WPTV) A homeless man arrested more than 70 times is in trouble again, this time for impersonating a veteran in order to solicit donations at a North Fort Myers, Florida shopping center.
When deputies arrived at Weavers Corner shopping plaza, they found 57-year-old Jeffrey Prince wearing a full Army uniform, with a cardboard sign asking for help. Witnesses at the shopping center told deputies that Prince claimed to be a homeless veteran and needed assistance.
Authorities asked if Prince had ever been a member of any branch of the military, Prince told them he served in the army in Texas, but would not provide his years of service.
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