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Former Bragg soldier to pay back $481K in fraud case

Posted February 8, 2013

— A former Fort Bragg soldier has been ordered to pay back nearly $481,000 for her role in a scheme to defraud the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

Natosha June Boyd, 26, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 30 months in prison, three years of supervised release and restitution after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiring to defraud the government by obtaining payment through false, fictitious and fraudulent claims.

According to court documents, Boyd submitted false and inflated travel reimbursement claims from January 2009 to April 2010. She is the seventh former Bragg soldier to be sentenced in connection with the conspiracy.

Her ex-husband, Richard T. Kelly II, was sentenced in October to four years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $800,000 in restitution, said U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker.

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  • Defiant Feb 11, 4:56 p.m.

    I say don't give her a cushy prison sentence. Let her pay it back with hard labor. These kinds of people give our good guys and gals in the military a black eye. Good riddance.

  • JoCo50 at MXR Feb 11, 3:43 p.m.

    Oh yeah!! Why didn't I think of that?? They can just pay it back.

    I'm sure two Army enlisted soldiers can just pull $1 million plus outta their back pockets........no sweat.

  • Scubagirl Feb 11, 1:27 p.m.

    AND she should be prohibited for life from ANY KIND of government assistance; food stamps, WIC, ANYTHING!!!

  • stanleystevens Feb 11, 9:20 a.m.

    Okay, the prison time is Nothing more than a slap on the wrist. With that said, we all know that she will not live long enough to ever pay the restitution.All she has to do is pull her time and when she gets out she will still have money that the gubment didn't find.

  • oleguy Feb 8, 6:44 p.m.

    Where will they get the money

  • rednek Feb 8, 6:32 p.m.

    Should have had Judge Boyle.

  • lsdhome Feb 8, 4:47 p.m.

    That's just not enough prison time. I hope the government also destroyed Boyd and Kelly financially... no light at the end of their tunnnels!

  • airbornemonty Feb 8, 4:06 p.m.

    My thoughts exactly, how in the world will they pay the fine. I would have them spent a year in prison for every twenty thousand dollars they stole.

  • Minarchist Feb 8, 3:25 p.m.

    Stop it now. We know all mititary are heroes. Live by the money, die by the money? OOps did I say that?

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 8, 1:29 p.m.

    Well is obvious they didn't get away with it, but the amount is small compared to what some contractors for the goverment is getting away with.

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