This story is courtesy of our sister station WAVY in Hampton Roads, VA.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — U.S. Marshals in Hampton Roads have arrested a man they say claimed to be a Navy SEAL as part of a scam he allegedly ran in Arizona.
According to authorities, 58-year-old Phillip Ohman would identify himself as a Navy SEAL to earn the trust of businesses and then write bad checks after obtaining property and services. Ohman was known to wear Navy SEAL hats and to have a Navy SEAL bumper sticker on his vehicle. He also allegedly told people about upcoming deployments he was scheduled for.
U.S. Marshals say Ohman never served in the military and has a criminal record beginning in the 1980’s that spans several states, with multiple prior arrests for writing bad checks, theft, larceny and committing fraudulent schemes.
He has also been known to use different names while scamming his victims, one of which is Phillip D’Marcone.
Fugitive Task Force and Virginia Beach Fugitive Unit took Ohman into custody July 17 around 5 p.m. at a residence on the 2600 block of Killey Court.
Ohman is currently being held at Virginia Beach City Jail awaiting extradition to Arizona.