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

Posted February 8, 2013 11:53 a.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2013 12:14 p.m. EST

— 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.