Guilty plea in Virginia military flashlight theft case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The final defendant in a case involving the theft of military flashlights has pleaded guilty.

Raleigh Kenneth Worley of Gladstone pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Charlottesville to conspiring to steal or embezzle government property worth more than $1,000.

U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says the 42-year-old Worley is one of five people who participated in a scheme to steal weapons-mounted flashlights from the Virginia Army National Guard. All five were members of a Charlottesville-based National Guard unit at the time.

The other defendants were convicted previously.

Heaphy says the defendants admitted stealing the flashlights after they returned from a deployment to Iraq.

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