Jokielehto

Date of Entry: 01/06/2019
Surname: Jokielehto
Christian Names: Moose aka Mooses and Moses And
Country: Australia
State or Province: Victoria
City or Town: Shepparton
Service #: British 386136
Service: British Army
Branch: Infantry/Intelligence Corps
Commencement of service: Claims 1997
Completion of service: Claims 2009
Case Notes:

 

Who is Major Moose Andrew Jokielehto? According to him, he is a UK Army Officer who works as an Intelligence Operative and claims involvement in the murky world of secret operations. Here is what he said to us:

"Served in the intelligence service under different identities which the UK authority's will never confirm or deny. My bona fides, work name and history are known to those close to me and involved in my work and employment. You asked my boss about China, indeed i did work there for a few years and learnt the language, i have operated and worked in the intelligence world and indeed with multiple Commando regiments and SF teams all over the globe and continue to do so today."



He claims to have earned six medals whilst serving as a UK Army Officer between 1997 and 2009. Here is what he wrote on an Application to join the RSL:



The medals he claims are:
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Multinational Force and Observers Medal (MFO)
Four medals for overseas service in:
Northern Ireland
Sierra Leone
Iraq/Afghanistan
Lebannon/MEO

Regarding the DSM. That medal was withdrawn from issue in 1993 and as Jokielehto claims to have served between 1997 and 2009 he could not have earned it



He has a South African Passport number 55080133368 dated 1 April 2009 under the name of Jokielehto. The Passport shows that he was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia in 1974. He also has UK Passport number 800782318.

 



He has a UK Army ID Card with his photograph and the name and regimental details of a different UK Army Major



The regimental number and name (now erased) shown on the ID Card can be found in the London Gazette, but do not refer to an officer named Jokielehto and the person named has been contacted.

Here is what the Major, whose name Jokielehto has been using said:

"I have passed all of this to the appropriate office in the MoD. (UK Ministry of Defence). This is an MoD and possibly Police matter now. As i understand it, it is a criminal offence in Australia to impersonate a military officer. That’s all I can really do for now. I’ll let you know if i hear anything, but i am sure the MoD will be in touch with you".

He has a UK Army Certificate of Service, that cannot be verified by the London Gazette.



According to the London Gazette there is no person with those regimental details or name listed as ever having served as an officer in the UK Army. The London Gazette is available for all to read and lists all occurrences, including awards, appointments and promotions, of all UK Military Officers. Using the details shown on his "Certificated of Service" no person with the name Jokielehto or the regimental number of 386136 is mentioned. In any case as Jokielehto states that he served under a different name, it does not make sense that he would have a Certificate of Service under the name of Jokielehto.

We have other documents showing his use of the name Jokielehto since 2011.




He has resided in Australia since 2012 - 13 under the name of Moose Andrew Jokielehto and has a bank account under that name.

Claims to have attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) in 1997 then served in the British Army until 2009. He has made this claim in various areas including a LinkedIn account. Here is an example of this claim



Have been advised by RMAS that he has never attended or graduated from that establishment.

"Dear Mr XXXXX,

Thank you for your e-mail.

We have no record of anyone named Jokielehto having passed through Sandhurst.

I hope this has been of some help.

Yours sincerely

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx DPS/ARM | Curator, Sandhurst Collection |


Claims to have been a forward intelligence operative working in small teams in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and in Africa, China and Russia, North Korea. Claims to have worked in intelligence in Whitehall London, and with Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) and 3rd Military Intelligence Regiment (3MIR).

Here are responses received from various Army Associations and Alumni from the UK.

"We have been in contact with the Intelligence Corps who can find no record of him".

"My initial inquires with the SAS Alumni on LinkedIn has the UK SRR alumni coming back saying they have never heard of either name and don’t have records of either person being involved with the unit. I’m still following up with the UK HQSF and other alumni’s in the UK."

'I have checked our trained database and there are no records for Moose Andrew Jokielehto".

Since 2009, when he claims to have departed the UK Army, he is known to have owned a private security company named Twenty Committee Risk Management, which was based in Helsinki, Finland. He moved the company to Malta and during that time is known to have worked in Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. He departed that Company in 2012 - 13 with accusations of fraudulent dealings.

He moved to Australia in 2012 - 13 where he currently resides in Shepparton, Victoria. He is a member of the Shepparton RSL, has marched on ANZAC Day and extols to his "Aussie" mates his murky "secret" work throughout the world.

He claims to have a UK Army reserve liability until 2029 and says he is returning to the UK next year as a UK Army Major to attend UK Army Staff College, which is an establishment that prepares UK Officers for higher rank.

Jokielehto was been contacted and asked to prove his bona fides as a retired British Army Major. He immediately became defensive and advised the following

"I told you from day one you would not get any where looking for a man called "Moose" for obvious reasons".

" other close ex service friends and loved ones know my work name, history and can vet and have done in under 5 minutes with the London Gazette and via proper channels.".

"I work and have worked in some of the most volatile and dangerous regions on the planet against some very nasty people over the years so forgive me for not wanting to spill my guts and life story to a complete stranger"

"For me, no matter, I'll simply change my handle from Moose to Badger, you can then waste your time and resources looking for him"
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Although he purports his life to be that of a James Bond, he has no problem disclosing his secret service to those who will listen. He goes on drinking binges and acts badly, and, of course, blames Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for his bad behaviour.

He carries a Gerber Bear Grylls hidden stiletto blade on his belt, which he enjoys showing, along with his supposed training in hand to hand combat. He loves telling people how to knife an opponent. He is also an avid shooter and has a bolt action rifle at his house in Shepparton.

Jokielehto, to enhance his military background and Rhodesian lineage as shown in his Passport, makes the following claim about his father:



We have an information source from the Rhodesian Army Association (RAA) and in particular the Selous Scouts. Here are responses from Rhodesian Army Association and Military Trust. See here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selous_Scouts

"Ok my contact who has the full Rhodesian Army nominal roll, says that no one of that name ever served in the Rhodesian Army. The original Selous Scouts Armed Car unit was disbanded in 1963 at the break-up of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland federation. It was a Squadron in strength so it would never have had a Brigadier in charge. And the passport in question puts this fellow at 45 years old now, so his father would now be about 70-80. Even at 80 he would have been about 40 years old when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe – me-thinks a little young for a Brigadier in Selous Scouts. And if he was a Brigadier in the original Armed Car Selous Scouts he would have been 24 years old when the Squadron was disbanded. Say no more!"

"I served in the Rhodesian Army from January ’66 to April ’80, covering the full UDI period and I have never heard of any Officer, especially a Brigadier by the name of JOKIELEHTO"


We believe this man's name is Moose Andrew Jokielehto, who was born in Rhodesia and migrated to the UK in 1981, moved to Helsinki Finland, then to Malta and now resides in Australia, but everything about his UK Army service is false.

He did not attend RMAS in 1997.
He was never a Major in the UK Army.
Was never awarded the UK Distinguished Service Medal or the five other medals he claims.
Was never an Intelligence Officer in the UK Army.
Has never served in the UK SRR, 3MIR, SAS or Commandos.
Has never served with the UK Army in Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Ireland and in Africa, China and Russia, North Korea.
Has never served as an Intelligence Officer in Whitehall London.
His father was never a Brigadier in the Rhodesian Army.
He has a false UK Army ID Card, and a false UK Army Certificate of Service.


If his real name is not Moose Andrew Jokielehto then he is in Australia under a false name, has a false passport, and operates a bank account under that false name. We are certain that one way or another Australian authorities will be interested in him.

If his name is really Moose Andrew Jokielehto then many people, and especially veterans in the UK and Australia will be very interested in him, in relation to his false claims of military service

Since we have commenced this investigation we have become aware of numerous people who are aggrieved and hurt at being duped by Jokielehto. Jokielehto is a con man of considerable skill. Wherever he goes he sows seeds of having a secret service life.

In Shepparton he went one bridge to far and was reported to us. We hope those of similar organizations to ours in the UK will read this and provide further information about this ultimate wannabe.

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