Federal prosecutors charged 31-year-old Diego Alejandro Paz Teran, of Wichita, on Friday. They say the investigation began in November after an employee of a Rockwell Collins Co. distributor saw an aircraft computer for sale on eBay for $9,000. The part is worth about $45,000.
Authorities say investigators found other stolen aircraft parts being sold on the same eBay account and followed records to a Wichita home.
If convicted, Teran faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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