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A U.S. defense contractor accused of living under the name of a dead Texas boy for decades has been detained without bail. Walter Glenn Primrose was ordered detained Thursday by a Honolulu judge after a federal prosecutor said he was a flight risk with possible connections overseas to help him. Primrose and his wife have been charged with stealing identities of two dead children. Prosecutors say Primrose enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard under his fake name and got a secret security clearance he later used as a defense contractor. Primrose's lawyer says the prosecutor only provided speculation and innuendo the couple was involved in more nefarious offenses than nonviolent crimes.

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A Rhode Island woman who authorities say pretended to be a decorated Marine Corps veteran with cancer to fraudulently collect about $250,000 in veterans benefits and charitable contributions has agreed to plead guilty. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 31-year-old Sarah Jane Cavanaugh, of East Greenwich, signed an agreement under which she will admit to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, forgery, and fraudulent use of medals. Prosecutors say there’s no record of Cavanaugh ever serving in the U.S. military. She worked as a social worker at a veterans' hospital. Cavanaugh’s attorney said he has no comment on the case at this time.