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Hardin County man pleads guilty to impersonating a soldier

HARDIN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A Hardin County, Kentucky, man has pleaded guilty to charges of pretending to be an officer in the armed forces.

Jonathan Wade Short, 23, has also pleaded guilty to wire fraud, making false statements or representations, and entering government property under false pretenses for the purposes of committing a felony, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Hale says Short met the daughter of a retired member of the military on a social networking site where he falsely claimed to be a highly decorated soldier. Short was reportedly given $1,000 by the woman over a two month period for what Short described as his son's emergency medical costs. Short later reportedly admitted that he solicited money from her based upon false pretenses.

Short was taken into custody by Military Police at Fort Knox for attempting to impersonate a soldier.

After an investigation, he was apprehended and detained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation near Springfield, Illinois.

If convicted at trial, Short faced a possible combined maximum term of 23 years in prison, a combined maximum fine of $500,000 and a 10 year term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for September 15.

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