3 Plead Guilty to Stealing $1.5 Million of Razor Blades from Parris Island

Marine Corps recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, finish the last stretch of a nine-mile hike Aug. 30, 2017, at Parris Island, S.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob)
Marine Corps recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, finish the last stretch of a nine-mile hike Aug. 30, 2017, at Parris Island, S.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Three civilian workers have pleaded guilty in a scheme to sell $1.5 million worth of shaving supplies stolen from a Marine Corps store in South Carolina.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported 35-year-old Orlando Byson, 27-year-old Tommie Harrison Jr., and 36-year-old Sarah Brutus pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

They face up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and $250,000 in fines when they are sentenced.

They told U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks they worked with a noncommissioned Marine Corps officer to sell the razors and razor blades to people out of state.

Marine 1st Sgt. Lascelles Chambers is expected to be tried in April at Parris Island.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

Show Full Article