A 21-year-old airman was in a U.S. military jail Friday in South Korea following his court-martial on charges he stole credit cards from the U.S. mail while working at the Osan Air Base post office, officials said. Airman Basic Jedediah Edwards of the 51st Communications Squadron ran up more than $17,000 in charges on the stolen cards, buying drinks, meals and clothing, said Capt. Marshall Minami of the Osan Air Base legal office, a prosecutor in the case.

Air Force Lt. Col. Dawn R. Eflein sentenced Edwards on Thursday in a special court-martial to 11 months in prison, forfeiture of $750 per month for 11 months, and a bad-conduct discharge from the Air Force.

Edwards had been charged with larceny, mail theft and making a false official statement. According to prosecutors, Edwards was working in the base post office last summer when he stole six credit cards that had been mailed to military members or dependents.

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