New Port Richey, Fla. The Pasco Sheriff’s Economic Crimes Unit arrested a 24 year old man by the name of  Stephen Henry Lang for pretending to be a military veteran.  Lang illegally obtained a Purple Heart medal from the Florida DHSMV and would show it to potential employers to gain sympathy so he could get the job.

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s department, on Apri 30th, Lang produced fake military discharge papers to the owner of Bella Pools to better his chances of getting the job.

When caught he told police that he faked the document by downloading it from google.

Photo Credit: Pasco Sheriff’s Office