Orlando Soldier Steals $10 Million From U.S. Army
Orlando, Fla. -
Sebastian Stewart Oyegun II has pleased guilty to stealing U.S. government property and theft over a $10 million scam the soldier worked by buying items using a government account and shipping the items to his home or another address where he then sold them on Craigslist and eBay.
The soldier is part of the Army Active Guard Reserve in Orlando and transferred into the unit from Los Angeles in November of 2010.
Federal prosecutors alleged that Oyegun had set up fake usernames, passwords and various ID's in order to make his scam work.. At the time of his bogus ordering he was responsible for ordering items for 14 Army and Army Reserve units, so the scam was not caught at first.
During the investigation it was discovered that Oyegun has shipped $4.3 million of products to a warehouse in Sanford, Florida and another $5.5 million to his house in Orlando.
He now faces up to 10 year in prison plus substantial fines.