MILFORD, Neb. -- Milford Mayor Dean Bruha is facing charges of identity theft, theft by unlawful taking and forgery. According to court documents Dean wrote checks and opened credit cards under his brother, Robert Bruha's, name. The Nebraska State Patrol says that Robert voluntarily allowed Dean to manage his finances, but was unaware of the credit cards and some checks written under these accounts. The activity included forging signatures, writing checks and opening unauthorized credit card accounts, resulting in the loss of more than $60,000. Dean Bruha remains in jail.
Dean Bruha (Courtesy of Milford Times)