Stolen Valor Scammer
Every once in a while, we stumble onto claims that are clearly bogus yet, for some reason, a lot of people fall for them.
Here, we have one of those cases.
It wasn’t the tweet, or the account, that brought this one to our attention. This one was so ridiculous, we couldn’t believe anyone else would actually believe it! The reason we start with it is because it’s the one from the collection that actually rises to the level of criminal “Stolen Valor”. She claims to have been awarded medals that are specifically mentioned in the “Stolen Valor Act”. She has promoted several GoFundMe campaigns with the accounts she used to lie about earning these valor awards.
So, let’s dig in and sort this one out.
To start with, we didn’t find the tweet above first. No, we first noticed Naomi’s nonsense on her other account, and later found the account she used to tweet that one.
Here’s one of the first tweets we spotted from her @IcyQueenBee account, (which she eventually shut down due to being exposed as a fraud). This one was just too weird and comical to pass up:
- There’s no such position as “Recon Point Crew Leader” in the Army, and it’s certainly not something specific within the 82nd Airborne Division (one of the members of the team that worked on this case was in the 82nd Airborne Division during the time that Naomi claims to have been there).
- Who the hell says a grenade is their “go to”? That’s just goofy.
- Anyone that’s ever even seen a “.50 cal” knows you don’t “jump up” with one. The gun weighs close to 84 lbs. without the ammo belt!
Here again, she references the bogus job/title, and also mentions “Show White” was her “handle” in the Army.
Here are a few more similar tweets:
This next tweet really angered some of the team, especially one that was at Bragg on the day of the event she spoke about:
The event she claims to have been a part of was a truly horrific, tragedy. You can read more about it here: Green Ramp Disaster. Notice in the last sentence, she’s claiming to have actually been at Green Ramp that day.
A few more amusing tweets:
This one seems to suggest she knows Robert O’Neill (big eye roll):
This tweet really is a kick in the pants. It’s pretty disgusting that a wash-out that never even made it to a regular unit, made it a point to rag on non-combat arms MOSs.
After spending some time with Naomi’s social media accounts and her fundraisers, we knew her real name, birth date, and state of residence. At that point we had enough information to run a SCRA, and submit a FOIA request.
The first sign of trouble for Naomi (besides her ridiculous tweets), was that the SCRA came back showing far less than 20 years of service. It indicated she was in for approximately ONE year.
After some time, the FOIA results came in, and the service dates matched the SCRA.
Not that we thought it would be any different, but Naomi’s records prove that she lied about her service.
Naomi was in the Army for barely a year, and discharged as an E1 (private) without completing AIT.
Records further indicate that Naomi failed to complete AIT, twice.
Of course, having failed to complete AIT (twice), and being discharged immediately after the 2nd drop, means that Naomi was never in the 82nd Airborne Division. She certainly didn’t deploy to combat (since you have to finish AIT, and get sent to a regular unit to get deployed).
We don’t know why she was discharged, or what type of discharge she received, but we do know she never managed to earn an actual MOS. She was discharged without ever being assigned to a regular unit.
Of course this means that she was never in combat, and most certainly wasn’t awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, or a Silver Star.
Now, let’s look at some uncomfortable truths about our “hero”. For example, we know that she was convicted on 7 counts of passing bad checks in 1997.
We show this to establish that Naomi appears to have been a two-bit criminal as far back as 1997.
After we really started to dig into Naomi’s social media, we found her other Twitter account, and her Facebook account. From hours of looking through her social media accounts, we started to understand what she was up to.
At different times, Naomi set up fund-raisers for various things as you can see here:
We reached out to GofundMe, and a couple of other donation websites she was using, and managed to get some of her scams shut down. Some refunds were issued, and we were able to identify over $16k she raised. We are reasonably certain that we didn’t find them all.
In case you’re wondering how we connected everything together, Naomi made it easy. She had a pinned tweet to the GoFundMe which clearly showed her name. From there, we were able to easily find her Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and a little bit of connecting the dots lead us to her other Twitter account. It’s really not that hard – just time consuming sometimes.
What was Naomi’s reaction? Exactly they always are: Lie, say “it’s classified”, get angry, act tough, try to get others to attack us for asking questions, threaten legal action, then ultimately, shut down their known accounts (and usually come back as someone else).
Here she is talking about “handing her account over to the FBI”. Yeah, OK. LOL.
And, before long, poof…