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6 months for contractor who stole Marine supplies

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A defense contractor at Camp Pendleton has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the theft of pricey medical equipment intended for overseas Marines.

The U.S. attorney in San Diego said in a statement Monday that Michael Tuisee was also sentenced to six months of house arrest and three years' probation, and must pay about $180,000 in restitution.

Tuisee admitted that he conspired with two people who worked in warehouses at Camp Pendleton to steal medical gear like ventilators, autoclaves and defibrillators. Tuisee would take the items from the base in his personal car and sell them to medical equipment resellers.

The judge told Tuisee he abused his position and breached the government's trust.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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