Monday, July 28, 2008

Sergeant cleared of stealing from SAS

A Finance Sergeant has been cleared by a military court of stealing money from the SAS (surely foolhardy to the extreme?) Staff Sergeant Mark McKay was found not guilty of stealing US$200,000 from the 22 Special Air Service based in Hereford. McKay claimed the money, found hidden in a plant pot, was part of his takings from running a shop for troops at a base he served at in the Gulf in 2003. McKay said the money was hidden in a plant pot to keep it hidden from his wife with whom he was breaking up with at the time. McKay, who now is set to be promoted to Sergeant Major, said he was ashamed though of making so much money from his comrades through selling beer and viagra.

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