VA employee pleads guilty to stealing $1.9M in medical supplies

Kevin Rumph Jr., an employee of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, has pleaded guilty to stealing and selling more than $1.9 million worth of medical supplies. 

The U.S. Department of Justice said Aug. 16 that Mr. Rumph, 41, of Fairburn, Ga., used his VA credit card to buy more than $1.9 million worth of continuous positive airway pressure devices from a supplier in Alabama, which he stole then sold to a vendor in Ohio. The scheme allegedly took place from 2013 to 2021 and he made hundreds of unauthorized CPAP purchases. CPAP machines treat obstructive sleep apnea. 

Mr. Rumph, who was employed by the VA since 2012, was a purchasing agent in the prosthetic department and worked at an outpatient clinic in Atlanta. He was responsible for coordinating the delivery of medical equipment and supplies through contracted providers.

Mr. Rumph is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17. 

Read the Justice Department's full news release here

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