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Lexington man accused of lying about being Navy SEAL to get money for horse business

Christopher “Rusty” Custer is accused of lying about being a Navy SEAL to get money for a horse business.
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 3:57 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington man is facing federal charges.

Christopher “Rusty” Custer is accused of lying about being a Navy SEAL to get money for a horse business.

Custer is charged with bank and wire fraud.

The indictment says Custer claimed to be a Navy SEAL in 2018 when he applied for a loan to buy a home and land in Lexington for an equine business.

The indictment includes a forfeiture count to recover more than $1.5 million that Custer allegedly received from the fraud.

He faces up to 30 years in prison.

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