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Lee’s Summit woman charged with $2.8 million fraud against Army

Updated: 2013-05-24T01:34:03Z

A federal grand jury has charged a Lee’s Summit businesswoman and others with allegedly defrauding the U.S. Army with $2.8 million in bogus computer equipment.

The indictment, unsealed Thursday, accused Virgie Dillard, 70, of Lee’s Summit, her business, Missouri Office Systems and Supplies, an employee, Roland Evans, 43, also of Lee’s Summit, Mark Morgan, 45, of Newport Coast, Calif., and his business, PRM Technology Equipment, as being part of the purported scheme.

The charges allege that the defendants provided products to an Army program that served soldiers’ recreational and educational needs with computer equipment that was counterfeit, used, modified or obtained outside the manufacturer’s authorized distribution channels.

| Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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