A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.9 million in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment. Government officials say Kevin Rumph, Jr., 41, of Fairburn, Georgia, used his government-issued credit card to make the unauthorized purchases of medical equipment, which he then stole and sold.  

“As a VA employee, Rumph’s job was to serve those who served and protected our nation,” said acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine. “His greed was a betrayal of trust that deprived veterans of the scarce resources needed by them to live productive lives.”

Between 2013 to 2021, Rumph made hundreds of unauthorized CPAP supply purchases costing the VA more than $1.9 million.

This case is being investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General.

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