Fairburn VA Employee Convicted of Stealing Sleep Apnea Devices – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA (AP) – Federal attorneys say an employee of the Georgia Veterans Affairs Department stole more than $ 1.9 million worth of medical equipment that he bought with a government credit card.

A judge on Wednesday sentenced 41--old Kevin Rumph to two years and three months in prison.

According to prosecutors, from 2013 to 2021 the Fairburn resident purchased hundreds of sleep apnea devices without permission while working as a buyer for the VA. The US Attorney’s Office in Atlanta says he then stole the machines and sold them to a company in Ohio.

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Air Force veteran Rumph pleaded guilty in August.

“It is disappointing when someone entrusted to care for our veterans steals from them instead,” said US Attorney Kurt R. Erskine in a statement. “As a veteran, Rumph should have been a compassionate servant, not a thief.”

Rumph was also sentenced to more than $ 2 million in damages.

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