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Wed Oct 24, 2018, 05:20 AM

Marine Corps first sergeant at SC's Parris Island led $1.5 million razor theft, feds say

The Marine Corps is known for rules limiting recruits from growing facial hair during boot camp.

At its Parris Island training facility in South Carolina, most aspiring Marines are cleanly shaven and get a buzz cut soon after showing up. Itís one reason why a store there carries so many razor blades.

But earlier this month, a noncommissioned Marine Corps officer and three civilians at the Beaufort County installation were accused of trying to profit off the storeís cache of grooming supplies after more than $1.5 million worth of razors and razor blades went missing.

First Sgt. Lascelles Chambers, a Marine for the past 21 years, faces possible charges in military court, said Maj. Roger Hollenback, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Forces Reserve.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/news/marine-corps-first-sergeant-at-sc-s-parris-island-led/article_a7ae9aba-d62f-11e8-b41c-67798ed0839d.html

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