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Army Reserve colonel pleads guilty to stealing $62K in benefits during pandemic response

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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An Army Reserve colonel pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Utah federal courtroom to charges that he stole more than $62,000 from the Army through a scheme to collect more housing allowance than he was owed while on orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Col. Reece Dennis Roberts, 53, lied about his and his family’s primary residence, fabricated a lease and property listing documents, and submitted more than a dozen fake vouchers to the military between June 2020 and July 2021, according to court documents. In a hearing with Magistrate Judge Jared...

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