- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

YORK, Neb. (AP) - A 47-year-old man has been given probation so he’ll have a chance to pay back a Nebraska farmer he was accused of defrauding.

George Nelson had pleaded no contest and was convicted of attempted theft in a building scheme. Nelson was sentenced Monday by Judge James Stecker, who ordered Nelson to pay $17,000. The York News-Times says (http://bit.ly/1EmFtxj ) county attorney Candace Dick told Stecker that she recommended probation “because the victim wants to be paid back.” She noted that Nelson owes $60,000 restitution in another state.

Nelson’s attorney told the judge that Nelson had a job waiting for him in Tennessee.

Dick has dropped a theft charge filed against Nelson’s wife, Karla. Dick told The Associated Press Friday that she wasn’t sure she had enough evidence for a conviction.

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Information from: York News-Times, http://www.yorknewstimes.com

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