Fayetteville Man Pleads Guilty To Getting Bogus VA Benefits

A Fayetteville man has pleaded guilty to scamming nearly $900,000 in military benefits by falsely claiming to have been injured while serving the country.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker says that 41-year-old Navy veteran Ronnie Glenn Eddings pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Bern federal court.

Eddings received benefits between 1994 and 2010 after being declared 100 percent disabled. He claimed he was confined to a wheelchair after being injured while serving in Saudi Arabia.

But the Department of Veterans Affairs eventually learned that during the time he was receiving disability benefits, Eddings worked as a security guard, social worker and transportation officer in a sheriff's department.

Eddings is scheduled to be sentenced during the term of court beginning in May. He faces up to 10 years in prison.


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  • by buck shot on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:34 PM
    thank God for our militry one like this one hurt all
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:30 AM
    I know a person that has been getting benefits while still working over 60 hours a week and his boss helps him out with getting the benefits.
  • by 44mag. on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:29 AM
    $900,000.00 Are you KIDDING ME!!!They really should make a movie from this "The VA SCAM" Is he a family member of Bernie Madoff?
  • by "only one?" Location: enc on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:00 AM
    Please, this isn't the only time this has happened. Where are the right wingers? Don't they want to eliminate all VA benefits since this has been reported?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    How? I know guys that have real issues and the process to get them compensated takes forever or is denied.
  • by ncyankee Location: enc on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:44 AM
    Its people like this, that make it hard for people like me, I am a vet, looking for help from the va, and I deserve help. but it will take 18-24 mos. for me..I servered honorably from 1967-1973..and the red tape is unbelievalbe and this guy, well, I cant say anymore, just upsetting..
  • by Fred Location: Jacksonville on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:02 AM
    I know this one person that claims to be & is getting disability at 100% . has his own business & is getting around better than the adverage person . The only thing he did was VOLUNTEER for shots during the vietnam war .He is a fake just like that Hamilton guy.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:42 AM
    He needss to walk an "old fashioned GAUNTLET" of any and all Veterans and Active duty personell. As my dad used the term, "take it from his hide".
  • by Bloke Location: New Bern on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:32 AM
    Wow, that is pretty good benefits. $5,000 an month or $60,000 a year. There are a whole lot of people that take advantage of disability that are perfectly able to work. Oh well, if they can sleep at night then so can I.
  • by CJ Location: Greenville on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:23 AM
    Pleaded or Plead?
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