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Report: Cop claimed to be Army general
Updated: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 7:43 PM MST
Published : Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009, 7:43 PM MST
* Reporter: Jeff Todd
* Web Producer: Bill Diven
RUIDOSO, N.M. - A former Ruidoso police corporal faces six felony charges accusing him of taking pay for military leave while falsely claiming to be in the Army Reserve.
The Ruidoso Police Department hired Condon in 2000. He said at the time he was still in the Reserve and he would be required to go to yearly training, according to court records.
He has been charged with four counts of fraud and two of forgery and accused of illegally receiving more than $8,000 from the village of Ruidoso.
According to court documents Condon handed in military DD-214 forms showing his military service. Investigators now say those were forged.
“Once I saw that real DD-214 and the bogus one I said, ‘Man there’s more to it than this, so I’m starting to doubt (him),'" RPD Chief Wolfgang Born said.
Condon also claimed he held the rank of brigadier general in the Reserve and appeared in a military uniform with that rank at 9/11 memorials and at a Holloman Air Force Base air show in October