Man accused of defrauding Army out of $125K

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DENVER (AP) -- A 29-year-old Aurora man is accused of defrauding the Army out of $125,000 in military recruitment bonuses.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Jaycee L. Collier was indicted April 8 on five counts of wire fraud and 13 counts of bribery of a public official. He appeared in court Friday and was later released on $10,000 bond.

Prosecutors say Collier, a civilian who worked for the Department of Defense in Denver, processed enlistment packets and was ineligible for recruitment bonuses. The Denver Post reports he is accused of having current reserve soldiers fraudulently fill out forms indicating they had referred the recruits.

Prosecutors say reserve officers received the wired bonuses and paid Collier a $500 kickback. Collier allegedly received $28,000 in kickbacks between March 2009 and July 2012.

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