Army Veteran Caught in a Web of Lies
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
Denver man, Cameo Williams, was recently found guilty of pretending to have PTSD in order to collect Veterans Disability benefits.
Williams spent years claiming he suffered from post-dramatic stress disorder after serving in the military for a little over two years without being deployed overseas. He was later discharged for misconduct. He claimed to have "accidentally left out" his deployment dates on his discharge paperwork when in actuality, he was never deployed. Becuase of his lie, he was awarded veterans' disability benefits.
His personnel file proved that he had never been deployed because he did not receive combat pay nor immunizations and screenings required before leaving the U.S.
Williams' record also showed that he went to the doctor in Washington state during his falsified deployment dates.
The 34-year-old was arrested on March 24, 2016, and his trial started on June 12, 2017.
The ArmyTimes and the Department of Justice report that he could face up to five years in federal prison as well as a $250,000 fine.