Former Marine reservist accused of stealing, selling goods

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a former Marine reservist for allegedly stealing and selling assault-style training rifles, ammunition and body armor.

A news release Thursday from the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said 21-year-old Armando Jaime Vazquez Jr. of Memphis is also accused of using two government vehicles in an unauthorized manner. The indictment accuses Vazquez of taking an $89,000 Hummer and a $150,000 multipurpose vehicle in January 2014 from the Marine Reserve Center in Memphis.

The release alleges that the following month, Vazquez sold more than $4,000 worth of stolen military equipment, including ammunition, body armor and a helmet. Additional equipment valued at more than $20,000 was allegedly sold in March 2014.