Career Con Man Is Convicted of Impersonating a Veteran to Forge Checks

The man, Jeremy Wilson, 43

A career con artist who often pretended to be a military veteran while engaging in schemes across the country was convicted on Wednesday for a recent charade.

The man, Jeremy Wilson, 43, who has adopted more than two dozen aliases over the years, was convicted of forgery and possession of stolen property in State Supreme Court in Manhattan after a two-week trial.

Mr. Wilson was arrested in Manhattan in January 2016, when he was found with a luxury BMW that he had leased weeks earlier in Boston under a false name, forged documents and pilfered funds.

Prosecutors said that Mr. Wilson created a persona to lease the vehicle: Jeremiah Asimov-Beckingham, a former soldier who worked for British Airways. Mr. Wilson showed the dealership a fake passport and bogus driver’s license, phony pay stubs and forged military records to bolster his story.

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Source: New York Times Online

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