Former Garmin Employee Sentenced For Stealing

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A former Garmin International employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing GPS devices from the Olathe-based company.

The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said in a release Wednesday that 32-year-old Terrence M. Heathington was sentenced Tuesday to two years and nine months in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud. Heathington, who worked in Garmin International's Olathe warehouse, also has to pay more than $2 million in restitution.

The indictment filed last year accused him of causing about 165 cases of stolen GPS devices valued at more than $1 million to be shipped in 2008 to his home and those of his friends in Atlanta.

He and his co-conspirators were accused of selling the devices on eBay and elsewhere.

Posted by Greg Palmer