An Ohio man who posted a photo on Instagram of a pair of US Army uniforms he had ordered online, along with a handwritten note saying “I just ordered a military uniform for my child,” has been fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 250 hours of community service.
According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice, the case was filed on April 30, 2017, against James Miller, of Franklin, Ohio, and his wife.
In the note, the couple said the Army uniform they ordered online was not appropriate for the military and asked that it be returned.
Miller, 30, was arrested on June 10, 2017 after allegedly posting the note.
He faces a maximum of two years in prison for the posting of an unauthorized material.
The FBI said it had opened a criminal investigation into the case.
“While we have not found any evidence of an ongoing conspiracy, we will continue to work with the Department of Defense and our law enforcement partners to bring this matter to a swift conclusion,” it said in a statement.
The Department of the Army said it was “looking into the matter” and declined further comment.
The department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.