Former National Guardsman charged with theft of public money and aggravated identity theft
A federal grand jury today returned an indictment in U.S. District Court charging Jack Lori Reppart, 46, of Southington, Ohio, with theft of public money and aggravated identity theft, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Reppart, a former recruiting assistant with the Ohio Army National Guard based in Springfield, Ohio, is alleged to have used the means of identification of six individuals to steal approximately $14,000 from the Department of Defense between 2006 and 2011, according to the indictment.
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command conducted the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Justin Seabury Gould.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after consideration of the federal sentencing guidelines which depend upon a number of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.