Five indicted for stealing millions of dollars from disabled veterans

Five indicted for stealing millions of dollars from disabled veterans

by Rose L. Thayer
Stars and Stripes

AUSTIN, Texas – Five people, including a former Army civilian, face federal charges in an international scam that drained millions of dollars from the bank accounts of older, disabled veterans, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

The 14-count indictment unsealed Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas, charges five people living in the United States and the Philippines with coordinating an identify-theft and fraud scheme targeting servicemembers and veterans, including a former prisoner of war, using personal information stolen by a former civilian employee at a U.S. Army base in Korea.

The defendants, Robert Wayne Boling, Jr., Fredrick Brown, Trorice Crawford, Allan Albert Kerr and Jongmin Seok, were charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identify theft based on their roles in the scheme.

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