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HAFB OFFICIAL DENIES THAT THEFT IS A PROBLEM

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Theft is not a million-dollar-a-year problem at Hill Air Force Base, a base general said this week.

Maj. Gen. James W. Hopp, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center (ALC) at Hill, responded to recent publicized statements by critics that bases in Utah lose $1 million annually to theft because of lax inventory and security procedures."I disagree completely," said Hopp. "Our figures do not support such a statement and I would be interested in seeing where the data came from. It's certainly not true for Hill."

Hopp said a careful inventory and close accounting is made of the $7 billion 30-million item inventory at Hill.

"Even items that can be used up, such as nuts and bolts, are regularly replenished and if there's a significant change in consumption, we look to see why," Hopp said.