RALEIGH, N.C. – A Louisiana man was sentenced today to 25 months in prison and ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution to the United States Army for theft of property belonging to the United States military, and for aggravated identity theft.
According to court documents, Bryan Allen, 35, used his position as property book officer for the 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to steal items, and then cover the thefts by decreasing the electronic inventory, which reduced the number of those items expected to be located in a physical inventory. On at least one occasion, Allen forged the signature of another soldier to cover his theft. The stolen property included 43 enhanced night vision goggles, a U.S. military sensitive item made to military specifications, which require “demilitarization” and disposal/destruction in accordance with Department of Defense policies.
Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. Defense Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division, and the Department of Homeland Security, Investigations investigated the case.
A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:19-CR-305-BO.
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