Washington — A former electrical engineer who was fired for allegedly stealing electrical parts from his employers home pleaded guilty to one count of theft of electrical equipment.
Ethan Lohr was charged with one count each of obstruction of justice and theft of electric equipment, both felonies.
He will be sentenced in February.
The charges were announced Monday.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 26.
Lohr had been working for two companies in Florida and Texas, according to court documents.
He allegedly stole equipment from his employer, an electrician company, at least five times, according the federal indictment.
He allegedly also stole a small battery, according a search warrant.
The company he allegedly worked for was called Vantage Power, and Lohro was hired as an electrical engineer.
His job title was “Electrical Engineer.”
Lohro allegedly told investigators he stole about $30,000 worth of electrical components, including power adapters, controllers and other devices, from his company, according court documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.LOHR’s trial is set to begin Feb. 2 in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.
He faces up to 10 years in prison.
The Washington Times’ Matthew Futterman contributed to this report.