- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man has been charged after a nonprofit organization says he pretended to be a wounded Marine so that he could get a free flight to pick up a service dog in Georgia.

Multiple media outlets report 40-year-old Jeffrey Alcorn was arrested Saturday on two counts of theft by deception.

Veterans Airlift Command, which is an organization that provides free flights to wounded veterans, says Alcorn was given an airlift to go get his service dog from an animal shelter in Georgia.

The organization’s chairman Walt Fricke says Alcorn gave them false documents when he was trying to fly.

Authorities say Alcorn was arrested at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington after he returned from picking up the dog.

Fricke says the service dog was flown back to Georgia.

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