3 men accused of using government-issued credit cards for own benefit

THREE MEN WORKING FOR THE BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION WERE FEDERALLY INDICTED ACCUSED OF USING THEIR GOVERNMENT ISSUED CREDIT CARDS TO MAKE PURCHASES FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES THEY SPENT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THAT SHOULD HAVE GONE TO HELP STUDWENTS

NEWS 13 )S REBECCA ATKINS IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION WITH THE STORY REBECCA JESSICA, THE THREE MEN WORKED OUT OF THIS BUILDING, AND THE FEDS SAY THEY MADE THOSE FRAUDULENT PURCHASES FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS 9:17 "It )s pretty surprising because like, you never really know what people are up to these days" 9:22 THAT IS THE REACTION TO HEARING THAT THREE B-I-E EMPLOYEES NOW FACE FEDERAL CHARGES

THE FEDS SAY THEY WERE USING THEIR POSITION TO PURCHASE ITEMS FOR THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF SCHOOLS THE FEDS SAY IN 2013 LELAND MARTINEZ, WHO LIVES HERE IN LOS LUNAS, BOUGHT A $3,000 DOLLAR SHED WITH HIS GOVERNMENT ISSUED P CARD THAT WAS DELIVERED TO HIS HOME 2:28-2:30 DOCUMENTS SAY HE BOUGHT TWO MORE SHEDS, ALL APPROVED BY FELLOW B-I-E EMPLOYEE SIMON NUNEZ JR ONE WENT TO HIS NUNEZ )S SON )S HOME, THE OTHER HERE, TO HIS HOUSE IN ALBUQUERQUE HE SAID IT WAS TO "SECURE SCHOOL SMALL EQUIPTMENT" FOR MAINTENANCE STAFF

6:31-6:33 ALTHOUGH A SHED WAS SEEN IN HIS BACKYARD, HE WASN )T HOME WHEN WE STOPPED BY HIS NEIGHBORS SAY THEY NEVER EXPECTED THIS 9:03 "Every time I really see him out he )s just friendly, waves to everyone, seems like a pretty nice guy" 9:08 THE FEDS ALLEGE THE PURCHASES CONTINUED IN 2015 AND 16 WHEN B-I-E EMPLOYEE, DAVID PARRISH WHO LIVES HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE, AND MARTINEZ USED THEIR CARDS TO BUY CANVAS AND MESH TARPS, A FITBIT, A RUBBERMAID STORAGE SHED, AND A CHAINSAW 4:20 "Hi is David here?" Woman No he isn )t

" 4:24 WE STOPPED BY HIS HOME TODAY BUT DIDN )T FIND HIM 4:26 Me "We )re just trying to see if he might be able to talk with us?" 4:28 4:36 Woman "I wish you wouldn )t bother us please

" 4:38 THE FEDS SAY HE ALSO BOUGHT A DELL LAPTOP, A WATER HEATER, DOG KENNEL, CLOTHING AND OTHER HOME ITEMS 9:27 "Yeah You don )t really know what )s going on most of time behind their doors and stuff like that" 9:31 ALL THREE MEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY, THEFT FROM THE UNITED STATES, AIDING AND ABETTING, AND FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS BACK TO YOU

OK REBECCA WE DID REACH OUT TO THE BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION, TO SEE IF THEY )RE STILL EMPLOYED THEY WOULD NOT ANSWER OUR QUESTION