Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Chad Bitgood, 38, of Glenburn, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to two years of probation for the theft of government property and attempted possession of a controlled substance. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1000. The defendant pled guilty on January 26, 2016.
According to court records, on April 27, 2015, Bitgood was employed as a delivery truck driver for United Parcel Service (UPS), when he stole a package belonging to the Veterans Administration (VA) that he believed to contain narcotic medications. The package was being monitored by VA investigators. When confronted by investigators, Bitgood admitted he stole the package with the intention of consuming any narcotics inside.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Veterans Administration, Office of the Inspector General.