Lynette Rachelle Ladd Pleads Guilty To Defrauding The VA, And Claiming To Be A Vet

 

 

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Fort Dodge, Iowa-  I get emails sometimes telling me that Stolen Valor is a victim-less crime, this proves that it isn’t. Lynette Rachelle Ladd defrauded the Department of Veterans Affairs out of almost $10,000 in benefits over a year, by claiming to be a Veteran when she has never served a day in her life.

She made false statements to the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs and fraudulently obtained free and/or subsidized healthcare benefits from the VA Medical Center located at 2419 2nd Ave. N. in Fort Dodge, Iowa. I have to assume she also turned in some type of documentation, as I have never seen the VA admit someone on just their word they were a Veteran.

The total value of the VA benefits fraudulently obtained by the Defendant was $9,431.91, and included, but was not limited to, inpatient services, outpatient services, and prescriptions. 

She has never served in the military, and  was not eligible to receive VA benefits.  So real Veterans and the Tax payer are the victims here, and this is happening more often as people learn to forge DD214’s and other Military documents.

 

Here are the court records:Capture Capture2

 

She was sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay back the benefits she received from the VA, so with good behavior she will be out in about 2 years.  When someone commits Stolen Valor to this extent, everyone loses, including the American tax payer, and real Veterans that need the help!

Fraudulent Practices in the Second Degree is a class “D” felony carrying a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison, and the Judge gave her the max.  This case was investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General.

 

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16 comments on “Lynette Rachelle Ladd Pleads Guilty To Defrauding The VA, And Claiming To Be A Vet
  1. And how many fake ass vets do we have out there. That say I’ve seen so much shit when actually they haven’t seen shit. That is the real ? So the real ? Is are you a fucking fake? Or are you one of the new turds on the block just acting out because you can’t handle the military. If you are one of these turds GO FUCK YOUR SELF!!!! We know who you are. Suicide is an option!!!

  2. ^ real mature “suicide is an option” I can definitely tell your not an nco, If you are, your a disgrace to the military. Especially if your an officer. Yes there’s a lot of stupid vets out there that embellish a lot of the stuff then did in the service and what type of awards they received, but suicide should not be an option, it Should never be an option for anyone. I seen a lot of suicides from soldiers, over something’s so simple and nobody saw the signs cause they didn’t have any red flags showing, no warning signs or anything. You really should watch what you say. Especially about suicide being okay to commit.

  3. I’ve never come across a “veteran” who had NEVER served. I have come across several real veterans who exaggerated things greatly though.

  4. How dare you, I think you should be taped and muzzled to a chair of a busy va office so u can see the true issues and bullshit the vets have to endure to get services and u march ur white trash ass in and fuckin lie! Bitch I hope someone has mercy on your pathetic soul

  5. As for the comment of she should be made to go through basic training no disrespect to you but that bitch should never be considered for no kind of service to this country please give me a damn break fucking people in this country think shit should be handed to them go get a job bitch ur hands ain’t broke and if u can plot and scheme some shit like that you can do something productive

  6. Geez, some of you folk are very angry. This woman stole medical treatment, not like it was a luxury item or directly demeaning those that served. I wonder why she did it? Doesn’t anyone else think 5 years sounds like a long sentence for stealing less than $10,000 in medical care? Not a vet or even an American but have found reading some of the site interesting and think its a worthwhile endevour. Some of the righteous indignation and violent sounding hate posts take away from the stories though.

    • Yes, we ARE VERY angry. Yes, she stole appx $10,000 wort of medical treatment. That $10,000 should have been used for our REAL heros. It’s like counterfeit money. Every fake bill in circulation makes every real bill worth less. 5 years for her crime is a very LIGHT sentence.

      • I didn’t intend to sound disrespectful about the stolen valor cause. I read maybe a dozen other of these wall of shame reports and this was the only one I thought was out of place, possibly.

        Where I live (Australia) I doubt there would be any jail time for stealing anything under $10k 90%+ of the time. And I don’t think our incidence of fraud/theft like this would be much different to the USA.

        5 years jail time just jumped out at me as seeming a little crazy from the scant facts here.

        I know in most countries the community is usually for tougher sentences for crime but from my reference point I am thinking 5 year sentences for stealing a necessity of life (as opposed to stealing for profit or greed) does not sound something I would expect in a country proud of freedom.

        I know this point of view is biased by where we live and our own community standards, but if this type of offense attracts 5yrs what should a much larger fraud attract? 10yrs? Or a crime of violence like assault? 20yrs?

        A bit off topic, so thanks for indulging me.

  7. I served during desert shield and desert storm was discharged in 1991. Never once applied for or received any benefits from the VA so seeing people scam their way to getting them just turns my stomach

  8. I served during desert shield and desert storm was discharged in 1991. Never once applied for or received any benefits from the VA so seeing people scam their way to getting them just turns my stomach

  9. HOW DO I REPORT SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS SHE IS A “RETIRED VETERAN” AND SHE IS A “VETERAN” STATUS. SHE ALSO CLAIMS SHE WAS AN ABANDONED SPOUSE WHICH IN FACT, SHE WASN’T. SHE WAS EVEN RECEIVING SPOUSAL SUPPORT AND SUPPORT FOR HER KIDS AS WELL ON TOP OF THAT, SHE NEVER WAS THERE FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER. SHE STAYED NEAR HER HOMETOWN WHILE THE SERVICE MEMBER WAS DEPLOYED AND OVERSEAS WHERE SHE HAD THE OPTION TO BE THERE FOR HIM. IN ADDITION, SHE IS TARGETING VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY AND OTHERS TO PITY HER STORY SO SHE CAN GAIN THEIR MONEY TO HER BUSINESS. HOW DO I STOP HER?

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