Depot employee indicted
May 14, 2013 — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday, May 9, charging Devon Gregory Biggs, 36, of Sparks, Nev., with theft of government property from the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif., United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Biggs was a civilian employee working at the army depot in Lassen County. He was employed in Warehouse 301, which is the initial receiving point for thousands of military items returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Items being returned are packed in metal shipping containers by military personnel and shipped by truck and rail to Sierra Army Depot. Upon arrival at the depot, the containers are opened, their contents inventoried and then sorted for redistribution, declared excess to the Army's needs or sent to be recycled. In his position, Biggs had access to the items before they were inventoried and documented.