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Ex-Fort Bragg soldier sentenced in fraud scheme

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A former Fort Bragg soldier is headed to federal prison for defrauding the government.

Natosha June Boyd was sentenced to 30 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for her involvement in submitting false claims through the U.S. Department of Defense's travel reimbursement system.

A judge also ordered the 26-year-old former U.S. Army corporal to pay more than $480,000 in restitution.

Boyd pleaded guilty in October to felony conspiracy to defraud the United States by obtaining payment through false, fictitious and fraudulent claims.

She is the seventh former Fort Bragg soldier to be sentenced in connection with the fraud. Her former husband, Staff Sgt. Richard T. Kelley II, was sentenced in October to four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in restitution.

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2/8/2013 2:24:55 PM (GMT -5:00)

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