- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

GERING, Neb. (AP) - A 22-year-old Bayard man convicted of stealing from a co-op in western Nebraska has been given 30 months of probation.

Online court records say Nathan Wheeler was sentenced Wednesday in Scotts Bluff County District Court. Wheeler also was ordered to pay restitution of nearly $3,900.

An arrest affidavit says Wheeler took the money from June through early September last year when he worked at Panhandle Co-op in Scottsbluff. The affidavit says Wheeler told a Scottsbluff officer that if a customer was paying cash, he would manually override the cash discount, enter a higher discount price per gallon and pocket the difference.

The affidavit says Wheeler admitted the thefts but disagreed about the total taken.

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