Crop Insurance Fraud Accusation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A 77-year-old Nebraska Panhandle man is accused of lying on his farm production reports in gaining a crop insurance payment.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Oscar Lovelace, of Scottsbluff, has been indicted on two counts of making false statements.

Court records say Lovelace made a false statement on or about Jan. 23, 2009, in a production report to a crop insurance company. The indictment says that report resulted in an insurance payout being inflated by about $3,500.

The second count says Lovelace submitted a false production and acreage information to an insurance company in January 2011. The indictment doesn't say whether that resulted in any money for Lovelace.

A public phone listing for Lovelace could not be found. Online court records don't list the name of his attorney.

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