By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:16 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 22:25 BST, 3 September 2020
A civilian navy engineer has been charged with stealing government documents on military weapons systems and selling them to a California company who then resold the information to domestic and international clients.
Mark Fitting, 53, who works at a US Navy facility in Philadelphia, was among four people charged on Wednesday on federal charges of stealing government-owned technical information.
Prosecutors allege that Fitting downloaded technical drawings and manuals related to US military weapons systems and sold them to Newport Aeronautical Sales Corporation - a company in Newport Beach, California that sells technical aircraft data.
Newport Aeronautical Sales in Newport Beach, CA
Melony Erice, 54, who used to live with Fitting, has also been charged, as well as two employees at the company George Posey IV, 36,