Officials: Army reservist swindles $10M from Army

Man ships unauthorized purchases to Central Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando man has been charged with the theft of government property after he allegedly made more than $10 million in unauthorized purchases of high-end engineering and computer equipment and power tools all charged to the U.S. Army.

According to the Department of Justice, Sebastian Oyegun, 32, manipulated the purchasing system used by the Army by creating a fraudulent account and shipping to multiple addresses while he was working as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Active Guard Reserve.

The unauthorized purchases were shipped Orlando and Sanford, as well as San Antonio, Tex.

The theft was discovered after an internal audit by the Army revealed that Oyegun had used an accounting code from a unit to which he was previously assigned to make the purchases.

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