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Man accused of selling brass stolen from Nebraska employer

January 4, 2019

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of brass from his employer.

Nemaha County Court records say 26-year-old Justin Heard is charged with 11 counts of burglary and three of theft. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. Heard’s next court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

A court document says surveillance shows Heard loading brass into a vehicle at Magnolia Metal in rural Auburn. Investigators say he sold the brass for nearly $14,000 to a recycler in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The records say the crimes began occurring in August.

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