A Sergeant in the Army Reserve has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for stealing expended brass shell casings from an Air Force Reserve unit at Camp Bullis and selling them for the value of the brass, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Sgt. 1st Class Darryle Robert Bankhead, 57, will have to repay the U.S. military $117,000, trhe value of the U.S. government equipment that he stole.
Prosecutors say Bankhead gathered up the used rounds after telling the USAF Reserve commander that he would recycle the brass at another miltiary facility, but in reality, he sold it to private metal recyclers and pocketed the cash.
The feds say Bankhead's Lieutenant, Lt. Dominique Edmonds, 26, was also in on the scam, and she has already been sentenced to probation, and will have to help Bankhead repay the money.