A 42-year-old Omaha man convicted of stealing nearly 1,500 pounds of copper from Saunders County farmers made his arrest easy on investigators by leaving his wallet at the crime scene.
Scott A. Mohr was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison last week by District Judge Mary C. Gilbride after pleading guilty to five counts of felony theft. He also was ordered to pay restitution of $5,669.80 after his release.
“He dropped his ID at the scene and our investigator found it,” Saunders County Attorney Scott Tingelhoff said. “I wish (all criminal cases) were that easy.”
Tingelhoff said investigators determined that Mohr stripped the copper off several center-pivot irrigation systems between Jan. 1 and June 27, 2012, in Saunders, Dodge and Douglas Counties. Theft from agricultural operations has been a problem in recent years, he said.
Mohr returns to prison for the fourth time since 1991. He has twice served prison time for burglary and once for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
— Kevin Cole