Three civilian contractors who worked at Camp Pendleton have been arraigned on charges of stealing medical equipment meant for combat commands.
Henry Bonilla, 25, Richard Navarro, 39, and Michael Tuisee, 34, appeared in before Magistrate Judge William McCurine Jr. on Thursday and formally charged with conspiracy, theft of government property and criminal forfeiture.
The defendants worked in a warehouse managed by 1st Medical Logistics Company at Camp Pendleton. As contractors, a release from the Department of Justice stated, the three had access to medical equipment, which they allegedly stole and sold to resellers. The indictments allege that the defendants transported the equipment in their personal vehicles, and would meet with the resellers at night in various parking lots. The equipment stolen amounted to over $3 million, the indictment stated further.