Recruiter sentenced for cheating referral system
Thomas Nolan Kaszas II, 34, of Evans, was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison by United States District Judge J. Randal Hall for a scheme to defraud a government contractor of thousands of dollars intended as bonuses to Georgia Army National Guard members who referred others to enlist.
According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Kaszas must serve 20 months without the possibility of parole.
According to the evidence presented during the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, between March and December 2007 Kaszas submitted the names of numerous Georgia Army National Guard recruits to Docupak Inc., under the name of another Guard member. Docupak was the government contractor that oversaw a program that paid Guard members up to $2,000 for each recruit they referred who enlisted and went to basic training.
As a recruiting sergeant in the Guard, Kaszas was not eligible to take part in the program, the news release said.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Burglar steals guns, electronics from home
A Grovetown man told police Wednesday that someone broke into his home and stole nearly $9,000 worth of electronics, jewelry and firearms.
The 42-year-old man said that between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. someone kicked in a door leading from a carport into his Parham Road home. He said he found numerous items missing, including 10 rifles, shotguns and handguns; jewelry; a television; camera; laptop; PlayStation 2 game console; and 12 PlayStation games.
Woman claims ex moved furniture into her home
A Martinez woman called police Wednesday after discovering that her ex-boyfriend had entered her townhouse and left furniture.
She said that she had broken up him in September and he moved out of the home.
She had stored some furniture at his home in August. The woman said she's in the process of moving.
On Tuesday, the woman said she took her son to the doctor.
When she returned, she found all the furniture that was at her ex-boyfriend's home in her living room.
The woman said she'd had the locks changed after he moved out, so she texted him to find out how he got in.
The man answered, "The same way I did when I put the cameras in your vents."
Police checked vents inside the home but found no cameras.
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