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Former Nebraska deputy sheriff pleads guilty to wire fraud

Posted at 7:04 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 20:04:01-05

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A former northeast Nebraska deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty in a nearly $11 million wire fraud scheme.

Craig Harbaugh, former Dodge County deputy sheriff, admitted Monday that he defrauded six people and a bank.

Prosecutors said he falsified purchase orders and contracts for his business, “Tactical Solutions Gear,” a federal firearms licensee formerly located in Fremont.

He used the false purchase orders and contracts to persuade people to invest in his firearms business, and to get a loan from a bank.

Prosecutors say Harbaugh did not have any purchase orders or contracts. He will be sentenced May 10.