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Man owes nearly $31K in alcohol stolen from Keesler

Jeremy Mack
Jeremy Mack

GULFPORT -- A Biloxi man has been ordered to help repay thousands of dollars in alcohol stolen from a retail store at Keesler Air Force Base and sold elsewhere.

Jeremy Mack, 26, was ordered to help repay $30,722.70 at his sentencing Wednesday in U.S. District Court. His cousin likely will be ordered to help make restitution at his upcoming sentencing.

Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Jeremy Mack on a guilty plea to theft of government property. Guirola also gave him credit for time served and placed him on post-release supervision for three years.

Mack had been free on bond but his bond was revoked Feb. 25 after officers of the court learned he'd been arrested by Gulfport police. The charges were DUI refusal, speeding and no proof of insurance.

The alcohol was stolen and sold elsewhere over a period of five months, from December 2014 until April 2015, a 9-count indictment said.

His cousin, Dameon Mack, was working for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service when the thefts took place. He has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

AAFES oversees retail establishments at Keesler, where alcoholic beverages are available at the Shoppette/Class Six store and the Base Exchange.

Dameon Mack, also 26 and from Biloxi, has admitted he stole most of the alcohol plus an assortment of alcoholic beverages. He also handled the largest theft in which 18 cases disappeared in one day.

Jeremy Mack admitted he helped his cousin in thefts on one day and took stolen alcohol to other places for unauthorized sales.

Dameon Mack will be sentenced July 21.

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