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Fort Wayne Man Pleads Guilty In Deployment Scheme
Updated November 6, 2013 6:54 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(FORT WAYNE) - A Fort Wayne man has pleaded guilty to bilking several companies out of more than $360,000 by accepting pay after telling them he was being deployed, even though he wasn't in the military.

40-year-old Jerome P. Burney pleaded guilty Monday to one count of wire fraud. The Journal Gazette reports Burney's plea agreement calls for him to make restitution to several companies he had bilked as part of his scheme.

Federal prosecutors say Burney sought jobs with companies that would pay employees being deployed as part of their military service the difference between their military pay and their employer pay.

From May 2004 to August 2008, he collected more than $363,000 in pay based on fraudulent claims filed after he sent fake military deployment orders to his employers.

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