CONCORD -- A Maine agent of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security pleaded guilty earlier this week to embezzlement, according to federal prosecutors.

Shawn Meehan, 47, of Scarborough, Maine, admitted to selling government property on eBay for personal profit, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire Scott Murray, whose office prosecuted the case.

Meehan was the resident agent in charge of homeland security in Maine, prosecutors said.

The thefts took place between April 2015 and October 2018 and Meehan acknowledged that the loss to the government was between $6,500 and $15,000, Murray said.

Meehan pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.