It would seem that the sky is falling pricing on ammunition was not quite low enough for one Robert Foley of Ramsey, Minnesota. According to WCCO of Minneapolis, Foley has been charged with the theft of a significant amount of ammunition from his former employer Federal Ammunition, based in Anoka, Minnesota. Foley worked in the shipping department.
The investigation began in the spring of 2016 following a tip. The company investigation found that Foley had sent 257 separate shipments to a “non-customer”. The packages were destined for an address owned by Foley’s brother.
According to WCCO, the exact contents of the packages has not been determined, but even assuming the lowest price ammunition that Federal sells, the estimated value is around $25,000. Of course, it is not likely that Foley shipped only the lowest-value ammo. Foley contends that he made the ammunition purchases through Federal’s company store. Federal has stated there is no record of this theft. Foley states that he shipped only two packages to his brother and forgot to reimburse the company the shipping charges.
At face value, there is a huge gap between 2 packages and 257.
If convicted of the charges, Foley faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison. A fine is also possible in addition or in lieu of up to $20,000.