The following is news from the Office of the United States Attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands:
SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant Jesse Cruz Camacho, age 57, from Harmon, Guam was sentenced in the United States District Court of Guam to twenty-four months imprisonment for Theft of Government Property, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641. The Court also ordered two years of supervised release following imprisonment, 100 hours of community service, restitution to the Navy Exchange Guam in the amount of $261,036.96, and a mandatory $1,375.00 special assessment fee.
Jesse Cruz Camacho was employed as a chargeback clerk with the Navy Exchange Guam (NEX). From June 2016 to October 2019, Camacho used his knowledge and access at the NEX to steal over $250,000 worth of electronics, laptops, and other items. Camacho then disposed of the items by selling them on a Facebook social media account and by other means. NEX Loss Prevention discovered the thefts and reported the case to the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
U.S. Attorney Anderson stated, “This prosecution and the custodial sentence imposed highlight the seriousness of this crime. We commend NEX Loss Prevention for their vigilance and investigative efforts. Their partnership with NCIS serves to effectively detect and deter criminal conduct involving the loss of federal property.”
This case was investigated by the United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service and prosecuted by Benjamin K. Petersburg, Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Guam.