Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I'm going to play the devils advocate. Putting aside the 2005 fraud charges, Hows he doing at those business's he's gotten himself involved in? Is he
a good businessman? Do people like him?
It may have been his life long dream to be this "person" but since he couldn't cut it this is the next best thing for him.. is it really fair he
cannot get introduced to those contacts/businesses simply because those contracts are normally only for military people? That sounds like favoritism
to me and not letting someone have an opportunity simply because they didn't live a certain way seems wrong, as long as he can handle the business and
do good at them i say he can stay.
That's what I gleam from your post, I may have another opinion if i knew more about the situation.[.
Of course there is always the possibility that he's trying to defraud people with this mask - have you really had an indication of that or is all this
edit on 19-9-2011 by JohnPhoenix because: sp
No worries - devil's advocates are very welcome. Thanks for coming in with an alternative viewpoint. It really does assist my perspective
The contacts he is making are not closed to those who arent military. Basically, he's acting as the trusted advisor to a few keen charities (unsure if
payment is being made at this point) and is 'leading' various simulated escape and evasion events and corporate outdoors days...without the right
expertise and without the right insurances, etc. Putting people at risk.
His story is that he is a Captain in the Royal Marine's Reserve - getting pulled out of work to take part in missions...and returning to work once
He is pretty clever...he even complained to us that he thought someone was impersonating him...saying they were a Marine's officer to run Commando
style courses and was using his name and credentials. It threw us off the track for at least a month!!!! D'oh...how stupid did we feel?
He told us a month ago he was heading to Afghanistan as part of a reserve unit. Turns out he is currently onboard a subsea vessel as part of a crew -
we checked the manifests and he is on them....
I have done all the birth record checking to make sure we are not mixing him up with someone else (there has only been one man with his name born in
the UK in the last 50 years...and we can track him through electoral record, etc, and also tie him to an exact birthplace through his family), we've
been in touch with RMR - HQ Scotland, and they have continually asked him to cease and desist.
It's been eye opening...
I have no issues with someone covering up their past....however, he had the opportunity to start afresh when he started working with his current
employer. He could have said he was a marine in the past and proved himself professionally...gaining a good reputation for being good at what he
does...an ROV tool technician.
Instead, he runs around aberdeen in Camo gear...pretends to be a Captain...has his photo taken with guns...wears medals like the military cross to
remembrance day parades and leads people into dangerous situations in the forest without the proper kit, skill or insurance...
What was actually wrong with him just being who he is..?
Why has he felt the need to live as a pathological liar?
I have had this man in my home and fed him...
He told my partner that he was having issues due to battlefield induced PTSD....my partner welcomed him in with open arms...offering him advice and
telling him all about his PTSD...
Not knowing that he would take those tales and pass them off as his own to get off work for three months!
The guy is certifiable...
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