Deputies: Eastern Iowa Man Lied About Veteran Status, Stole Thousands of Dollars


Authorities are seeking an eastern Iowa man who is accused of pretending to be a veteran and stealing thousands of dollars.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a benefit motorcycle ride was held in Mount Pleasant in September 2020 for 45-year-old Christopher Williams of Oxford Junction who claimed to be a veteran. Williams received over $4,500 from the event.

A concerned citizen contacted the sheriff’s office on May 2nd, 2022 reporting a possible situation of stolen valor. Several attempts were made to confirm Williams’ veteran status but no records were found to confirm that Williams ever served in the armed forces.

A warrant has been issued for Williams’ arrest. He faces a charge of second-degree fraudulent practice, a Class D felony

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