28-Oct-2016 Source: HeliHub.com
Robert Anthony Lloyd, the former chief pilot of Nevada Department of Wildlife has admitted to the theft of two blades of a state helicopter. Lloyd sold the two blades off the Bell Jet Ranger 206 for $42, 000 to Peregrine Helicopters, stating that they had over 2 121 hours left in them, when they only had 200 hours.
The Record Courier reports that Lloyd sold the blades in order to keep up with his mortgage payments on his two houses. Lloyd faces 1-5 years in prison, with a $10,000 fine as well as having to pay $43,000 to Peregrine Helicopters.