ELLICOTT – More details in the case of a Jamestown man accused of defrauding a local military veteran support organization were revealed Wednesday in a criminal complaint obtained by WNYNewsNow from Town of Ellicott Court.
The complaint reveals that Glenn A. French, 63, allegedly used the alias “Uriel Isaacovich” to obtain services provided by the Joseph Dwyer Veterans Peer-to-Peer program.
The program, according to DwyerChautauqua.com, supports veterans suffering with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries by linking them with other vets and families going through similar experiences.
In the complaint, deputies allege between May 2017 to May 2019 French impersonated a military vet to obtain benefits from the program. The benefits included meals, refreshments and various activities/outings, many of which are offered free of charge to veterans.
Furthermore, the complaint alleges in an effort to obtain the services and benefits French allegedly forged a DD-214 form (military discharge form) in attempt to show military service to join the group.
French is charged with theft of services, second-degree criminal impersonation and third-degree forgery. He is scheduled to answer the charges in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date.
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