Retired Sailor, and Woman Plead Guilty to Stealing $60K from Exchange Store

A retired Navy sailor and a woman from Baltimore pleaded guilty this spring in federal court to stealing more than $60,000 in electronics and other items from the Navy Exchange Store in Annapolis.

Gregory Dwayne Custer, 52, of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Baltimore to one count each theft of government property and aiding and abetting the theft of government property, according to court records. Donna Marie Sieglein, 37, also of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of theft of government property, court records detail. Sieglein’s attorney, David Solomon, declined to comment. Custer’s attorney did not respond to requests for comment.

According to plea agreements with the US Attorney’s Office, Custer and Sieglein between Aug. 10, and Nov. 1, 2018, visited the Navy Exchange at the Annapolis Navy station and stole electronics with a combined value of $62,111. The two stole Apple laptops, iPads and video game consoles owned by the Navy, according to the plea agreements filed in court records.

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Only active or retired Navy members, such as Custer, their dependents or other specified military personnel and their immediate families are permitted to shop at Navy Exchange stores. Local commands have some discretion to allow guests in the stores, however, guests are not authorized to make purchases, according to the Exchange’s website… Capital Gazette

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