Neb. charges dropped against auto executives

GERING, Neb. (AP) – Western Nebraska prosecutors have dropped all charges against two car dealership executives that stemmed from the disappearance of more than 80 vehicles off a Scottsbluff car lot in March because federal prosecutors might file charges. Scotts Bluff County’s Chief Deputy County Attorney John Childress said Wednesday that he didn’t want to proceed with next week’s scheduled trial of Rachel Fait and Allen Patch before the U.S. Attorney’s office decides whether to file charges. Fait, Patch and another Legacy Auto Group executive were arrested in March on suspicion of theft after the missing cars and trucks, worth more than $2.5 million, were found in Utah, Wyoming, Las Vegas and Scottsbluff.

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