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Caroline Co. Man Sentenced for Thefts from NASA

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GREENBELT, Md. (WBOC/AP) - A Caroline County man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing tools and aluminum scaffolding from the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.

Twenty-eight-year-old Brandon Scott Gauss of Preston was also ordered to pay restitution to the U.S. government and a pawn shop at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Greenbelt.

According to his plea agreement, Gauss, a contract employee at NASA, was an engineering technician at Goddard. Prosecutors say he stole tools and aluminum scaffolding and sold them to pawn shops.

Gauss made more than 60 visits to pawn shops throughout Maryland, including Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's counties, and received nearly $17,000.

The government said it has recovered some of the items, worth at least $29,736. According to his plea agreement, Gauss admits that he owes the government at least $11,574.35, the money he received from selling the stolen materials the government has been unable to recover.

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