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Man accused of posing as Navy SEAL for scam captured in Va.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man facing charges in Arizona of posing as a Navy SEAL to scam businesses has been captured in Virginia.

U.S. Marshal Robert W. Mathieson says 58-year-old Phillip Ohman is in custody at the Virginia Beach City Jail awaiting extradition to Arizona. Ohman was captured on Friday at a residence in Virginia Beach by U.S. marshals and Virginia Beach police.

Mathieson said Monday in a news release that Ohman is charged in Maricopa County, Arizona, with 11 felony counts. The charges include fraudulent schemes and artifices, theft and trafficking in stolen property.

Ohman is accused of earning the trust of businesses by claiming to be a SEAL. Mathieson says Ohman falsely obtained property and services and then wrote bad checks.

Mathieson says Ohman did not serve in the military.

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