Former Red River Army Depot Mechanic Pleads Guilty to Stealing Tools, Equipment


A former Red River Army Depot mechanic pleaded guilty Wednesday before a federal judge in Texarkana to theft of government property involving nearly $7,000 in tools and equipment.

Frederick Eugene Morgan, 54, appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven with Longview, Texas, attorney Charles Van Cleef for arraignment in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. Morgan pleaded guilty to an information charging him with theft of government property.

Court documents state that Morgan stole tools and other equipment worth $6,968.76 which he sold at pawn shops beginning in 2015 and ending in the fall of 2018. Morgan has agreed to pay that amount in restitution to the U.S. government. Morgan’s plea documents include a table with examples of the equipment he stole from RRAD.

Morgan will return to court for sentencing in several months. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Morgan is currently free on a $5,000 unsecured appearance bond.

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