A Tucson Border Patrol agent is being charged with lying to a San Diego federal grand jury in connection with a military housing voucher fraud scheme, according to a complaint unsealed last month.
David Wayne Skinner was called to testify about his friend, who was a Camp Pendleton Marine, and another Marine — both reservists who had been on active duty.
Maj. Jason Wild owned a home in Oceanside while Lt. Col. Michael Strom owned a home in Laguna Niguel. As part of the scheme, both men falsely claimed to be renting the other person’s home, according to court records.
Both men filed travel expense vouchers with the military asking to be reimbursed for their lease payments, resulting in $147,715 in reimbursements going to Strom and nearly $60,000 to Wild, according to documents.
Skinner was Strom’s purported landlord at Wild’s house, according to prosecutors.
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune