Term imposed in food theft

June 14, 2008|By Josh Mitchell

A former employee of the Naval Academy has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing $3,500 worth of food from the school's dining hall and other offenses, the U.S. attorney for Maryland said yesterday.

Gerard A. Hyman, 34, of Glen Burnie pleaded guilty March 27 to stealing government property and being a felon in possession of a gun, according to U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office. Hyman will serve 27 months in prison and two years of supervised release under a sentence imposed yesterday by U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr., a news release said.

Hyman, who worked as a food-services employee for the academy, was observed in December 2007 on the loading dock of King Hall, taking boxes of food from a trash bin and placing them in his car. Police later recovered from the vehicle boxes of steaks, ribs and condiments, as well as a stun gun and a box containing 20 unfired cartridges, authorities said.

According to Hyman's plea agreement, police later searched Hyman's residence and recovered from a shed a 46-inch flat-screen television monitor, valued at $4,500, that had been reported stolen from King Hall.

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