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Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay


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A South Carolina man was sentenced this week to two years in federal prison for taking government-owned networking equipment and selling it on eBay.

Terry Shawn Petrill, of Myrtle Beach, worked as the IT Security Director for Horry County in South Carolina, the Department of Justice said.

According to court documents, "beginning on June 11, 2015, through August 23, 2018, Petrill ordered forty-one Cisco 3850 switches that were to be installed on the Horry County network." U.S. authorities said that Petrill would take custody of the devices when they arrived and tell fellow IT staffers that he would handle the installation alone.

Petrill instead sold them to third parties and kept the proceeds. FBI agents who investigated the case said they tracked nine of the 41 missing Cisco switches to ads on eBay.

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