Courtesy of Broome County New York’s Facebook Page:
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Village of Endicott man today after he was observed panhandling on E. Main St. in the Town of Union and gave a false name to investigating deputies.
Sgt. Thomas H. Williams observed Clinton M. Taylor standing at the corner of E. Main St. and North St. in the Town of Union. He was dressed in military camouflage-type clothing and holding a sign begging for money or work. Taylor told Sgt. Williams he was a veteran and that the government was not taking care of him nor his family. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Taylor had given Sgt. Williams a false name and a false date of birth. Furthermore, it was determined that Taylor was not a veteran and had never served in the military. Taylor eventually admitted that he was a heroin addict and he was impersonating a military veteran in the hopes of soliciting money from the public out of sympathy for military veterans.
Taylor was arrested for false personation for giving a false name and date of birth. He was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Union Court at a later date.
Clinton M. Taylor, 33, Washington Ave., Endicott, NY
False Personation, a class B misdemeanor
See if you see this guy out panhandling again claiming to be a Veteran, he is not!