Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 5, 2012

Kentucky man sold bogus military docs

— ASHLAND, Ky. — Producing phony military certificates and selling them online is about to earn a Kentucky man a trip to prison and a hefty fine.

Douglas Sayler, who will appear in Federal court next week to learn his fate, was indicted in April on a charge of affixing fraudulent seals to military certificates. He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Salyer could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined up to $250,000.

The government learned of Salyer’s activities after investigators received information regarding a veteran living in Ashland who was reportedly manufacturing and selling counterfeit military certificates. His Internet-based business offered items such as honorable discharge certificates, military awards and training certificates from all branches of the armed service.

Salyer told investigators he had affixed approximately 2,800 bogus seals to documents and sold them, and that he’d made about $42,000 doing so.

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Details for this story were provided by The Independent in Ashland, Ky.

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