So we have received several emails concerning this fraud, James Edward Coombs. One Soldier out of Fort Bragg, sent it to us and said it was part of their safety brief, to avoid this guy as he was pan handling at Wal Mart and several other places.
He approached several Soldiers, asking for money, and they knew he was a fraud immediately, so they reported him to CID and the local police. After doing some checking, Mr. Coombs has an extensive criminal record, not to mention some open warrants.
Here is one from the Fayettville, NC police department:
WANTED ALERT Larceny of Motor Vehicle James Edward COOMBS, W/M
Larceny of Motor Vehicle
James Edward COOMBS, W/M DOB 01/14/1974
Suspect is wanted for the Larceny of a 2000 Dodge Dakota truck. Coombs is 5’2” and weighs 170 pounds. The Warrant lists an address of 1203 Heritage Way, Cameron, NC. Subject is Homeless. 483-TIPS
Some of his past charges:
- FTA: M: 2ND DEG TRESPASS/ M: POSS DRUG PARA/SUPV PROBATION
- F: POSS STLN MV
- M: DWLR
- M: POSS DRUG PARA
- M: DWLR/ M: DRIVE W/OUT TWO HEADLAMPS
- M: 2ND DEG TRESPASS
- M: DWLR
A few more:
|CREDIT CARD THEFT (PRINCIPAL)||09/10/2000||FELON||CLASS I|
|CONSOLIDATED FOR JUDGMENT||08057111||POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY FELON (SOLICIT)|
Way to many to list here, including another stolen vehicle in the 90’s, and around a dozen worthless checks. You can see the list here: James Coombs Criminal Record
Here are several pics we received from the PDF file put out in the Safety Brief:
This was the sent also with the PDF Attachment:
Attached BOLO sent out by DES/PMO/DPTMS regarding a local civilian (Mr.
James Edward Coombs), posing as an SF Soldier.
. Earlier this week several FBNC Soldiers were approached by a local
civilian who solicited money and a ride, he was in an Army uniform and
claimed to be an SF Soldier.
. He is known to local law enforcement, the JTTF and CID as a fraud.
. He has warrants for his arrest and is considered armed and
FBNC’s Security / Protection experts, ICW Local/State/Federal LE are engaged
and ensuring our ACPs, local patrols and FBNC Team Mates are aware and
cross-talking to preclude his entry to Bragg and ultimate apprehension.
Recommend local commander’s include this information in unit safety briefs.
He has been at this awhile it seems, as thisainthell did a story on him awhile back, but then he was SFC, lately he has promoted himself to Major. Here is the pic courtesy of thisainthell.
So Fort Bragg/Camp Mackall Soldiers, keep your eyes open for this package of douche baggery.
The Fayetteville Observer is now reporting that Coombs has been seen in the parking lot of Walmart on Skibo Road.
Coombs has been dressed in military attire while soliciting money at I-95 rest stops, the release said, and arrested at least once for pandering.
Coombs’ criminal record includes convictions for worthless checks, credit card fraud, firearms-related offenses and vehicle theft, according to records at the Department of Public Safety’s Adult Correction division.
Anyone who may have given Coombs money is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 323-1500.