U.S. Navy sailor sentenced for theft of Navy vehicles

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A former U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution to the U.S. Navy for possessing and transporting stolen motor vehicles, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Genesis Calvin Moore, 25, of Hampton, pleaded guilty on July 15 to stealing a trailer full of fitness equipment from the U.S. Navy Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department on Naval Station Norfolk on May 4, 2015, according to court documents. He also admitted to stealing a freightliner truck that was assigned to the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier sometime around June 7, 2015.

Moore used the stolen freightliner truck to transport two stolen Bobcat construction vehicles to Loganville, Ga., where he attempted to sell them via Craigslist, but was apprehended by law enforcement before he could complete the sale. One of the Bobcats was returned to its owner, and a month later Moore stole the same Bobcat construction vehicle and attempted to sell it on Craigslist a second time.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Timothy Quick, Special Agent in Charge, NCIS Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Alyssa K. Nichol and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Stoker prosecuted the case.