WICHITA, KAN. - A former Kansas Air National Guard senior airman who was assigned to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita was ordered Monday to pay $54,992 in restitution and sentenced to three years federal probation for wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Eledria J. Bradley, 29, Wichita, was tried and convicted in U.S. District Court in Wichita on one count of wire fraud. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Bradley collected more than $50,000 in travel reimbursements by claiming she lived in Arizona while she was working at McConnell. Evidence showed that Bradley accessed her file via an online personnel system in which military members can access and change their personal information, and changed her residential address from Wichita to Chandler, Ariz. The change in address placed her outside the commuting distance for McConnell Air Force Base. As a result, she received lodging and per diem benefits to which she was not entitled from April 22, 2009, to April 23, 2011, totaling $54,992.Grissom commended the Air Force - OSI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.