Correction: The dates of the airman's service at McConnell were incorrect in a previous version of this story.
A former member of the Kansas Air National Guard who was assigned to McConnell Air Force Base was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for fraudulently collecting nearly $55,000 in travel reimbursements by claiming she lived in Arizona while she was working at McConnell.
Eledria J. Bradley, 28, Wichita, a senior airman, is charged with one count of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office said.
The indictment alleges:
Bradley was a member of the Kansas Air National Guard and lived in Wichita in February 2009 when she received orders deploying her to McConnell effective April 11, 2009.
The indictment alleges Bradley accessed her file via virtual MPF, an online personnel system that military members can access and change their personal information, and changed her residential address from Wichita to Chandler, Ariz.
The change of address placed her outside the commuting distance for McConnell. As a result she received lodging and per diem benefits to which she was not entitled from April 11, 2009, to April 23, 2011, totaling $54,992.
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
In other indictments handed down Wednesday:
The indictment alleges Adetunji fraudulently used names and credit card numbers belonging to other people to purchase a big screen television, a laptop computer and gold coins.