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Camp Pendleton civilian employee ordered to pay $180,000 in restitution for theft


Last updated 5/20/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - A civilian employee at Camp Pendleton was sentenced today to six months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for stealing medical equipment and reselling the gear intended for use on injured Marines.

Michael Tuisee worked in a warehouse for the Marines 1st Medical Logistics Company, where he and two co-defendants stole costly ventilators, autoclaves, defibrillators, headlights and laryngoscopes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said Tuisee, a 34-year-old Oceanside resident, would load the items into his personal vehicle and meet resellers of med...

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