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GE Aviation account manager drilled company for expensive bits to fatten his Paypal; sentenced to slammer

Quinn began stealing tools from GE Aviation’s inventory no later than 2009 and resold the stolen tools over the Internet. Most of the stolen hardware consisted of high-speed carbide drill bits. Purchasers paid for the stolen tools by depositing funds into Quinn’s personal PayPal account. According to PayPal records, between 2009 and July 2013, Quinn realized more than $108,000 from sales of carbide drill bits. The cost to GE of the stolen tools was at least $200,000

Comptroller Peter Franchot’s Agents Arrest Four in Cigarette Smuggling Busts in Worcester County

Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that members of his Field Enforcement Division arrested a man from New Jersey and three men from New York accused of bringing loads of cigarettes from Virginia into Maryland. The men were arrested during a sting operation conducted from April 15 to 18 in Worcester County. Agents seized a total of 24,750 packs of contraband cigarettes and three vehicles. The seized cigarettes are valued at more than $159,000.
“Cigarette smuggling not only takes revenue out of state coffers but also makes cigarettes easily accessible to young people,” said Comptroller Franchot. “I am delighted my agents made these arrests and will prosecute the smugglers to the fullest extent of the law,” he added