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Former Crane Army Activity Employee Sentenced for Theft

A former civilian manager at Crane Army Ammunition Activity will be spending 18 months in federal prison for using an Army credit card to line his own pockets.

James Emmons pleaded guilty to theft of public money in Evansville US District Court.

Emmons was responsible for using a government credit card to make purchases of military supplies.

In 2012 federal agents started tracking personal charges for computers, professional-grade sound and DJ equipment, high-dollar amplifiers and speakers, as well as numerous handguns and rifles.

Emmons resigned from his position in 2012.

Meanwhile, Crane issued the following statement regarding the matter:

"Crane Army Ammunition Activity has a responsibility of being good stewards of the taxpayers money. Once Crane Army discovered irregularities in purchases made by Mr Emmons, it referred the case to the Defense Criminal
Investigative Service in Indianapolis for investigation. Mr Emmons resigned from his position in 2012. Crane Army employees, especially those responsible for making purchases for the government, receive ethics training
in the proper use of government funds. While the Emmons case is disappointing, Crane Army employees continue to take pride in providing ammunition to the Warfighter in the most safe, efficient and cost effectivemanner possible."