2 fraudulently order computer parts for Los Alamos, Sandia labs

Posted at: 01/28/2013 8:09 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Court papers allege that somebody fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in parts from Dell Computers by making hundreds of calls while pretending to place orders for Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories in New Mexico.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the alleged fraud reportedly started in 2007 and continued until 2010.

The case was turned over to the Secret Service that year after a security investigator for Round Rock, Texas-based Dell contacted Albuquerque police.

Two Albuquerque men were indicted last May on 131 state counts each of fraud up to $20,000.

Ronald Campus and Allan Friedt have pleaded not guilty.

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