Former Air Force member sentenced for stealing fellow members’ information

Luke Wilusz reports:

A former U.S. Air Force member was sentenced to four years in prison this week for stealing and distributing personal information from other service members.

A federal jury found 28-year-old Ronnie Allen II guilty earlier this year of two counts each of of identity theft, aggravated identity theft and access device fraud, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly sentenced him to 48 months in prison Wednesday.

Allen, who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, was enlisted in the Air Force and held a clerical position in the maintenance group at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, prosecutors said. Two weeks before his discharge on Jan. 31, 2013, he downloaded the “Alpha Roster,” a database of personal identifying information for more than 1,400 Air Force members assigned to the base.

Read more on Chicago Sun-Times.  The government’s press release on the sentencing can be found here.

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