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Former Deputy Sheriff Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

Feb 9, 2021

Craig Harbaugh

A former northeast Nebraska deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty in a nearly $11 million wire fraud scheme. Craig Harbaugh, former Dodge County deputy sheriff, admitted Monday that he defrauded six people and a bank. Prosecutors said he falsified purchase orders and contracts for his business, “Tactical Solutions Gear,” a federal firearms licensee formerly located in Fremont. He used the false purchase orders and contracts to persuade people to invest in his firearms business, and to get a loan from a bank. Prosecutors say Harbaugh did not have any purchase orders or contracts. He will be sentenced May 10.