Former McConnell Airman Charged With Wire Fraud

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

A former Kansas Air National Guard senior airman who was assigned to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita has been charged with fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in travel reimbursements by claiming she lived in Arizona while she was working at McConnell.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Eledria J. Bradley, 28, is charged with one count of wire fraud. An indictment alleges that Bradley was a member of the Kansas Air National Guard and lived in Wichita in February 2009 when she received orders to prepare for deployment with the U.S. Air Force effective April 11, 2009.

The indictment alleges Bradley accessed her file and changed her residential address from Wichita to Chandler, Arizona. The change of address placed her outside the commuting distance for McConnell Air Force Base. As a result she received lodging and benefits to which she was not entitled from April 11, 2009, to April 23, 2011, totaling $54,992.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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