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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Former U.S. Corrections Officer Sentenced For Theft Of Government Property

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a former correctional officer at the United States Penitentiary-Lewisburg was sentenced today in Williamsport by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 12 months’ probation for the theft of government property. The Court ordered restitution in the amount of $1,545.76, which represented the cost of the materials.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, a criminal Information was filed in January 2013 charging Fred Hagenbuch, age 52, of Danville, with theft of government property. The property stolen was from the Federal Corrections Complex at Allenwood and included electrical conduit, fence post, and mesh fencing. At the time of the theft in December 2010, Hagenbuch was employed as a Senior Officer Specialist at the Lewisburg Penitentiary.

     Hagenbuch pleaded guilty in February 2013.

     The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William Simmers.    

Updated April 9, 2015