Airman gets six years for theft of PCs

A military judge has sentenced an Air Force staff sergeant to six years in prison for the theft of four notebook PCs and two handheld devices from Central Command last summer.

Staff Sgt. Sheridan Ferrell II last month pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny and two counts of dereliction of duty. The service also demoted him and will dishonorably discharge him when he is released from prison.

The theft's investigation brought more than 50 agents from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., making it the largest in the base's history, according to an Air Force statement.

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