SEOUL — A U.S. Army sergeant received 13 months confinement Monday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $500 by lying about his base housing allowance needs, according to the public affairs office at 2nd Infantry Division.

Mark A. Byrd, of Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, Special Troops Battalion at Camp Red Cloud, also was reduced to the Army’s lowest rank and pay level, E-1.

Byrd admitted in a general court-martial to larceny of military property, making a false official statement and false swearing, according to a 2ID spokesman.

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