The New York Post reports that someone using the fake name “Dylan Sorvino” is using photos of Sgt. Roberto Sanchez to meet women online. Sanchez is a 24-year-old Army Ranger killed in
Sorvino uploaded pictures of Sanchez to his Facebook profile, and then pretended to be a war hero from
Sorvino was busted when a woman familiar with his Facebook profile happened to see photos of Sanchez while browsing a military website.
Needless to say, Sanchez’s family is very upset over the incident. His mother, Wendy Holland, stated “My son died for this country. How can anyone do that? It’s so heartless.”
Sorvino may be in violation of the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 which makes it illegal to falsely claim military awards or wear military regalia. The FBI has been contacted by some of Sanchez’s comrades, but the FBI may not investigate since no financial loss has occurred.
Sorvino also posted photos of Sanchez on MySpace and Bebo.com