This guy makes Don Draper look like a novice. For more than 10 years, William G. Hillar successfully portrayed himself as a 28-year veteran of the Army Special Forces, using his purported knowledge of counterterrorism in training sessions for federal agents and police officers. Hillar also claimed to be an expert on human sex trafficking and drug trafficking. Apparently a Liam Neeson fan, he told people that the thriller, Taken, was based on his life and his daughter’s kidnapping. He concocted the fake identity in 1998 and was paid at least $171,415 by the FBI, local police, and universities for giving speeches on his areas of expertise until he was arrested in January, 2011. “It’s very difficult to admit to myself that I’m a fraud,” Hillar said after pleading guilty in a Baltimore court. Hillar had in fact served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1962 to 1970, and claimed that he visited Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. But the rest was all a fantasy. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison.