Former Sierra Army Depot employee indicted for theft of military equipment

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Updated: 7/08/2014 1:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. ( & KRNV) -- According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, former Sierra Army Depot employee Tony Herrin, 36, of Reno, was arrested Monday for charges of conspiracy to steal and sell government property and theft and sale of government property.

The indictment (document attached) states Herrin and a co-conspirator allegedly removed U.S. Military equipment from the Sierra Army Depot, adjusted item codes in the computer database to conceal the thefts, and arranged to sell the equipment to various buyers on numerous occasions.

Herrin made an initial appearance in Reno on Monday and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 14. His co-conspirator, Devon Biggs, was charged in a separate indictment on May 5, 2013, and is scheduled to appear in district court for a status conference on September 17, 2014.

If convicted, Herrin faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to steal and sell government property and 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the theft and sale of government property.

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