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RAF MILDENHALL, England — An airman stationed here was convicted last month for improperly using his government travel card for more than $4,000.

Senior Airman Charles Anderson, of the 352nd Special Operations Group, was convicted by a special court-martial on Aug. 31, a proceeding of which Stars and Stripes was not informed.

He was sentenced to 60 days of confinement, three months of hard labor without confinement and reduction to E-2.

The offenses took place last year, when Anderson was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Capt. Jamie Humphries, a Mildenhall spokesman, said in an e-mail Friday.

Between Nov. 24 and Dec. 28, Anderson used his travel card about 60 times to buy shoes, pay his cell phone bill and eat out, according to base officials. He also used his card at an “adult entertainment club,” Humphries said.

All told, the unauthorized purchases amounted to about $4,300, Humphries said.

Anderson’s age was not released by Humphries, who said such information cannot be given out without Anderson’s consent.

In addition to the unauthorized charges, Anderson failed to make any payments on his card from November 2006 to April 2007.


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