One said the employee suspected of selling the cards, a purchasing agent for the VA, was selling cards for $75 each and seemed to target VA police officers, for whom the card is a job requirement. The employees were not aware of how long the sales had been going on.
The investigation comes on the heels of the sentencing of an Atlanta VA employee for the theft of $2 million. Kevin Rumph Jr., 41, of Fairburn, was sentenced Dec. 1 to two years and three months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay restitution. For eight years, he bought CPAP sleep aid devices with his VA purchasing card, stole them and sold them to a vendor, according to court records.