Sailor pleads guilty in larceny case at West Ruislip
January 21, 2006
A 36-year-old sailor from a Navy office in London pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $2,200 from a fellow shipmate and providing false statements to investigators, a spokesman for the Navy in England said Friday.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christa Fazio pleaded guilty to larceny and supplying false official statements in a special court-martial at RAF West Ruislip, west of London, said John Szakas, public affairs officer for Commander, U.S. Naval Activities, United Kingdom.
Fazio had been accused of using a shipmate’s bank account information to make electronic bill payments, then giving false statements to investigators when questioned about it, Szakas said. In all, Fazio made 22 withdrawals of $100 each, Szakas said.
In sentencing at the court-martial, Fazio was reduced in pay rate to E-3, sentenced to four months of confinement and ordered to pay a fine of $550 per month for four months, he said.
Fazio was working at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station in the Navy’s downtown London office at 7 North Audley St. at the time of the thefts, according to Szakas.