updated 3/3/2006 7:32:54 PM ET 2006-03-04T00:32:54

Fourteen Army recruiters have been suspended from their duties pending a military probe into allegations they falsified documents at recruiting stations in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, authorities said Friday.

Army investigators are focusing on two recruiting stations in Oxnard and Santa Maria, said Michael Shepherd, an assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, based in Fort Knox, Ky.

The allegations include “falsifying documents” that accompany recruiting applications, he said. All 14 have been shifted to other military jobs pending the investigation's outcome.

“We take all allegations of recruiting impropriety seriously,” Shepherd said, adding that the Army “will take appropriate actions based on the results of this investigation.”

Further details were not immediately available.

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