Ex-Aberdeen worker sentenced in aluminum thefts


A former Aberdeen Proving Ground employee who stole tons of aluminum from the base and sold it as scrap has been sentenced to one year of home detention.
   Sixty-two-year-old Ronald Baker Sr. of Havre de Grace was also ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution at sentencing Wednesday.
   According to his plea agreement, Baker worked at Aberdeen as captain for a patrol boat on the Chesapeake Bay. Prosecutors say Baker stole 27,496 pounds of aluminum and other metals from a base building and sold the metals to recyclers.
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