Ga. soldier, wife plead guilty to swindling Army

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Federal authorities say a Georgia-based soldier and his wife have pleaded guilty to swindling more than $150,000 worth of goods from the Army.

The U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of Georgia said Friday that 29-year-old Bo Dukes, an Army supply specialist from Savannah, billed the Army for televisions, cameras, power tools and other goods that were shipped to his home. Prosecutors say Dukes and his wife, Emily Dukes, would pawn the items and pocket the cash.

The couple pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Court judge in Savannah last week to charges that they conspired to steal from the U.S. military.

They both face a maximum of five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.




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