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Photo of soldier killed in Iraq used in Craig's List scam

A family of a fallen soldier is outraged after finding out their son's picture was used for a scam.


A Craig's List ad in Florida showed a soldier it called Chris and says the soldier lost both of his legs and is hospitalized. The ad asks for donations to cover medical bills.


None of it is true.


Sergeant Sean Patrick Fennerty died in a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007.


Fennerty's father is upset by the scam.


"You know, taking money from anybody unsuspecting, no matter which ploy you use, is pretty low.l I would argue that this is an all-time new low," Brian Fennerty, Patrick's father, said.


"It doesn't affect my perspective of what Sean did, but I worry about other people now will -- instead of honoring those that died there will start thinking, well, now they're being subjected to a scam," Brian said.


There is no word on who the person is behind the scam.

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