Prison time imposed for former federal worker in theft of military equipment

A Reno man was sentenced Wednesday in Sacramento federal court to two years and nine months in prison on theft of military equipment from the Sierra Army Depot in Lassen County.

Tony Herrin, a former civilian employee at the depot, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to pay restitution of $411,333.

Herrin, 36, received, cataloged and inventoried military equipment returned to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan. He worked in the same building as Devon Biggs, 38, who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and four months in prison in a related prosecution.

Together, they stole a significant amount of sophisticated equipment, including Taser devices, Vectronix target acquisition systems, military grade flashlights and thermal imaging sights, court records show.

Denny Walsh: 916-321-1189