Jan 27, 2014 1:03 PM

Man accused of 'catfishing' fallen soldier

Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Pucino, 34, gave his life serving his country.

In return for that sacrifice, his identity was allegedly stolen and used to pick-up women online.

"I was extremely angry. It's very hurtful that you would treat a fallen hero in that manner. He went out and risked his life, day-in and day-out, and that's how you repay him," said Melissa Pucino, a sister.

28-year-old Brandon Ashraf of Upstate New York has now been charged with impersonating Pucino.

The green beret's sisters helped police find Ashraf after the suspect contacted them in December about a bogus Facebook page.

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