Four arrested in scheme to sell material stolen from Fort Carson

DENVER — Four people, including two active-duty soldiers, have been arrested on charges of selling stolen government property.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver said the four suspects are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft of government property. The office said the suspects stole items including batteries, MREs, and sensitive technology, and sold them on eBay.

The suspects are:

  • Daniel Francis, 50 of Colorado Springs
  • Staff Sgt. Benjamin Thomas Cardwell, 41, of Fort Carson
  • Sgt. Johnny Dominic Herrera, 29, of Fort Carson
  • Todd Crow, 34, of Colorado Springs

Fort Carson officials said Cardwell is assigned to the Second Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division. He has been in the military for 21 years and seven months. Herrera is assigned to the same division. He is from San Jose, California, and has been in the military for seven years and five months.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Army Criminal Investigative Division, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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