West Texas Men Receive Prison Time For Stealing Aviation Fuel From Army

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File photo of prison cell. (Credit:  TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of prison cell. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say three West Texas men have received federal prison sentences and another is on probation for stealing $290,000 worth of aviation fuel from the Army.

Tomas Quintero and Luis Campos were employed by a contractor that supplied fuel to military aircraft at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso. They would steal the fuel and sell it to Fernando and Richard Baca, who used it on their gravel trucks, the office of the Comptrollers Criminal Investigation Division said in a statement Friday.

All four have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft. Quintero received a 30-month sentence while Campos got four months in prison. Fernando Baca, also pleaded guilty to IRS-related charges and received a 15-month sentence while Ricardo Baca is on five years’ probation.

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