Camp Casey GI found guilty of stealing from fellow soldiers
SEOUL — A Camp Casey soldier was found guilty in a court-martial Friday of stealing at least $1,500, an ATM card and a digital camera from other soldiers, according to the 8th Army’s public affairs office.
Pfc. Jeremy A. Goncalves was sentenced to 42 months confinement, reduction to the Army’s lowest pay grade, forfeiture of all pay and a bad-conduct discharge, according to the public affairs office.
Goncalves, with the 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment at Camp Casey, was found guilty of three instances of making a false official statement and five instances of larceny, according to the 8th Army’s public affairs office.
He was found guilty of stealing the money on three separate occasions in April and May. The theft of the ATM card also occurred in May, according to court papers. The camera theft occurred in July, the papers said.
In June and July, Goncalves gave investigators three false statements, according to court papers.
In one, Goncalves told investigators his “brother was killed in Iraq and I will be receiving a Red Cross message,” according to the papers.