NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former engineer for defense contractor ITT Corp. has admitted stealing a piece of radio equipment that has military applications and selling it online.
Union City, N.J., resident Vincent Corey was charged in November with stealing a $50,000 frequency generator. The generator is used as a tester in the manufacture of other items to mimic radio frequencies of surface-to-air missiles.
The U.S. attorney's office says Corey used his Department of Defense clearance to steal the generator, then used a fake name to sell it to another company on eBay for $20,000.
Corey pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Newark on Monday to interstate transportation and transmission of stolen property. The count carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. Sentencing is May 10.
ITT is based in White Plains, N.Y. It has about 40,000 employees.