NORFOLK, Va. — A Chesapeake man will spend 10 months in prison for scamming charitable organizations that aid military members.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that 29-year-old Sterling Orlando Scott was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Norfolk on a felony charge of stealing more than $11,000 from military aid groups.
According to court documents, Scott received an "other than honorable" discharge from the Army in November 2014 amid allegations that he tried to scam Army Emergency Relief. He used his old military ID to scam other aid groups after he was discharged.
Scott told the court that he plans to seek psychological and medical help from the Department of Veterans Affairs after he serves his sentence. He also plans to petition the Army to grant him an honorable discharge.