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Government employee accused of stealing more than $1 million in military equipment

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A government employee accused of unlawfully selling more than a million-dollars worth of items from a military installation has turned himself in.

Federal investigators say 35-year-old Joseph Mora sold sensitive military grade equipment from Camp Mabry in Austin, including rifle scopes, infrared laser aiming devices and thermal night vision goggles without authorization. Some of the stolen items were sold on eBay.

Federal agents executed a search warrant Tuesday at Mora’s residence and recovered dozens of items believed to be stolen from Camp Mabry, including pelican cases containing aiming lights, tripods and a pallet of night vision goggles.

Mora was charged with one count of theft of government property and one count of conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States. He was released on a $10,000 bond Thursday following a court appearance in Austin.


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