OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha man was sentenced to three years of probation after being charged for theft of government property.

Acting U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 34-year-old Mark Tosone, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Wednesday. Tosone was charged with theft of government property and was put on three years of probation. Tosone is also required to pay $18,220 in restitution.

According to court documents, Tosone ordered numerous iPhones for the Omaha Housing Authority between 2017 and 2019, while being employed there. Tosone was replaced in his position and his replacement noted and reported that the phone upgrades had been ordered for employees but the employees had not received the new phones.

Officials said the cell phone service records that the agents got showed many of the cell phones were being used by Tosone’s family members and friends. Multiple people in possession of the phones told the agents that they had bought the phones from Tosone at a discount.

This case was investigated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General.