- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A retired Air Force senior master sergeant who stole credit cards and identification from dozens of military members in the San Diego area has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Christopher Underwood entered the pleas on Thursday. He could face more than 20 years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Underwood used his Air Force privileges to enter military base gyms, where he stole government-issued credit cards and personal information such as Social Security numbers from gym bags and lockers.

Authorities say Underwood made hundreds of unauthorized purchases on his victims’ cards and got cash advances, stealing tens of thousands of dollars from more than 30 people.

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