Prescott man convicted of fraud, sentenced to 10 years

PRESCOTT, Arizona — A Prescott owner posing as a Marine Corps veteran has been sentenced to prison for lying about his military service, officials said.

John Hoyt Fren, who owned American Veteran Movers, was recently convicted of fraud and counterfeiting in Yavapai County.

According to the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, the defendant presented himself to prospective clients as a veteran and claimed that he had been wounded in Iraq.

Prosecutors said Flynn, 42, had a Marine Corps insignia tattooed on his arm and used a fake Purple Heart certificate to obtain an Arizona veteran license plate.

It turned out that Mr. Flynn had never enlisted in any branch of the military.

YCAO alleged that Mr. Flynn misled customers and used his sympathy for veterans for financial gain.

He was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Monday.

Yavapai County Attorney Dennis M. We also defrauded veterans who run small businesses in our community.” statement.

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