A Tempe man is accused of  telling a tall tale about his supposed military service to obtain veteran status for his driver’s license and vehicle plates.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the agency’s detectives have arrested 45-year-old Eric Wolfe on suspicion of forgery and using falsified documents.

Wolfe was booked Tuesday into the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office filed a direct complaint against Wolfe for three felony counts of forgery and possessing a forged instrument. Wolfe’s initial court appearance was Thursday.

ADOT officials say Wolfe submitted a falsified DD form 214 in March to a Motor Vehicle Division representative to get the special license designation. That form is a separation document military members receive when they are formally discharged from the military.