- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The sentence for a western New York man convicted of producing and using counterfeit military identification cards includes having to buy 500 flags for veterans’ graves.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 54-year-old Mark Kelly of Rochester was also sentenced to three months in prison and 300 hours of community service. Prosecutors said he claimed to be a U.S. Navy officer and regularly wore uniforms to work and around town, allowing him to get a military discount on his rent and other financial benefits.

Investigators say Kelly was in the Navy for 2 ½ years but was discharged in 1981 for misconduct.

Federal Judge Frank Geraci also ordered Kelly to apologize to the parents of a Marine killed in Afghanistan. Kelly wore a uniform and medals to the soldier’s funeral and presented the parents with an American flag.

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