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"If you tell the truth, it becomes part of your past, if you tell a lie it becomes part of your future"


ANZMI Website Update

As many of our readers would now know, ANZMI has lost two of its most experienced members very recently, and their loss has seriously impacted the amount of research we have been able to do. It has been a difficult time for the remaining members, who have had the overwhelming task of replacing these highy skilled men. 

Fortunately, we have been able to source suitable expertise, and our website is slowly returning to normal operations. Our new computer 'wiz' has removed a number of older cases from the Updated Cases section and also refreshed our New Cases page.  That may mean that this area may have little or no content until we complete recently updated cases. Once a case is moved from either the New cases or Updated Cases area, it can be easily found by using our Search Function. You can expect minor tweaks to our page in the coming months as our new team settles into their role.

Thank you for your patience as our newest team members do their stuff and the full team is back up to speed.


At ANZMI, it gives us no pleasure to publish the cases on this site. In fact, we'd much rather be playing a round of golf, or having a beer with a few mates.

But unfortunately, human nature, being what it is, some are not happy with their lot, for any number of reasons, and choose to embelish their stories with boastful, untruthful derring-do, and wearing unawarded medals, pins, "tin" and regalia.

The day we cease receiving imposter reports, we'll close off the entry area. But we will forever leave this site up to show what happens when weak people do stupid things by being Australian & New Zealand Military Imposters.


Rogues Gallery

During our time publishing cases of Australian and NZ valour thieves and medal cheats within these pages (almost 25 years now), there arrives occasionally cases which are more memorable, or have a special need to be brought to our viewers attention, for one reason or another. The contents will be updated as and when new or special cases are worthy of their presence in our Rogues Gallery.


Neville Donohue
"Major General"
Neville McBryde DONOHUE

Adrian Hepi
Medal Cheat, Valour Thief
and Military Imposter

Cristine aka Crissy Ashcroft
Invictus Ambassador, "The Voice" star,
& Valour Thief

Craig Lenihan
Valour thief and

convicted drug offender

Michael Joyce

Another RVCM clown

Ross Russo
Trainee Rifleman, Custodial Correctional Officer, Police Officer, Medal Cheat and Valour Thief


next imposter 

Robert Hutchinson
NZ medal cheat and valour thief

Norbett Keogh

Kenneth Edward English
His Worshipful Master
and Valour Thief

Alan Wright
Alan Wright
Robert Clark
Kiwi Medal Cheat & Valour Thief
 Dennis Manson
NZ Medal Cheat & Valour Thief
 Barry Urban
Mr Barry Urban. (ex) MLA





Bradley Mark Parfitt considers himself a bush lawyer. This is one of the few claims he makes that actually rings true!

Regular visitors to www.anzmi.net may have noticed that the Brad Parfitt disclosure was removed from our site for a period.

Parfitt attempted to have his lies, and the photos of himself wearing un-awarded medals and US bravery ribands, concealed by attempting a fraudulent legal manoeuvre to gain the initiative. Why weren't we surprised!

His attempts failed, and have backfired on him. 

For his behaviour, Brad Parfitt gets top billing at ANZMI, and his photo, with all his purchased medals and ribands, will now grace our Home Page, and Latest Cases page for a long time to come.

Feel free to link to the Parfitt case by sharing this link below on your own site. Right click on this link and click "Copy to clipboard" or "Copy link location",  then paste link into your Facebook page or an other website.

Link: Brad_Parfitt_Case




The Australasian Military Fraud

Often called by the derogatory term "wannabe" these are men and women who may or may not have served in the armed forces, but who fraudulently misrepresent themselves as having served; often in a theatre of war by their words and actions, and by wearing of medals and other accoutrements to military service to which they have no entitlement.

 In recent years there has been uncertainty about who is entitled to wear US and Vietnamese decorations. The Australian government has instituted an application and verification method for all those who believe that they are entitled to foreign awards. Those without government notification or approval must be classified as a fraud, a "wannabe."

 The impostor or fraud will push the line saying that they were "given" decorations in the field. This does not legitimise the wearing of the award. Official recognition was and still is supported with documentation and the written citation. It is known that some Vietnamese Commanders "awarded" American and Australian servicemen decorations for being nice, or for a favour, not for gallantry or service rendered.

 Under the Defence Act, 1903 as amended, it is a federal offence to claim to be a returned soldier, sailor or airman, subject to six months' imprisonment and a fine of up to $3300. Further it is an offence to wear a service decoration to which you are not entitled, attracting additional penalties.

 Worse though, is the cost to Australia's taxpayers who are picking up the tabs to the tune of perhaps million of dollars in payments and pensions to 'veterans' who have no legitimate claim to the title.

 Worse still is the insult to genuine veterans of any conflict, who find their courage, honour and valour stolen by imposters both from within and outside their ranks. We will continue to ferret out those who misrepresent their service