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Laurel Resident Sentenced For His Role In A Staged Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Steven Schulze, age 29, of Laurel, Nebraska, was sentenced for his conviction of theft of property in Indian Country.  Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken sentenced Schulze to three years of probation and ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $907.  Schulze’s accomplice, Michael Bambery, is scheduled for sentencing on March 31, 2016.

Schulze was an employee of the Pony Express, a convenience store in Rosalie, Nebraska owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.  On August 15, 2015, Schulze and Bambery executed a staged robbery wherein Bambery purported to rob Schulze at gunpoint.  In actuality, Bambery used a toy gun.  Schulze gave Bambery $907 from the register.  Bambery later reneged on a promise to give Schulze some of the money.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated April 1, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice