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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Minnesota Resident Sentenced For His Role In A Staged Robbery

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Michael Bambery, age 21, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was sentenced for his conviction of theft of property in Indian Country.  Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken sentenced Bambery to nine months of incarceration to be followed by a one year term of supervised release. Bambery was further ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $907.  Bambery’s accomplice, Steven Schulze, was sentenced to three years of probation on March 28, 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.

Bambery was on probation in Minnesota at the time of this offense.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated April 1, 2016