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Man charged in November bank robbery declared competent to stand trial

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The man who allegedly robbed Valley Bank and Trust the day before Thanksgiving has been found competent to stand trial.

43-year-old Michael Scott appeared in front of Judges Leo Dobrovolny and Randall Lippstreu in Scotts Bluff County District Court on Monday afternoon during his competency hearing.

Scott has two pending cases in District Court system, so both judges had to make their rulings to determine if Scott has the mental capacity to be charged.

The first case involves the November 21st robbery of Valley Bank and Trust in Scottsbluff. Scott is believed to be the man who entered the bank and forcibly took an undetermined amount of money from one of the tellers.

Scott is also charged with theft by deception during a 2-month long scam of area ATM's. Scott is accused of falsely depositing money, and then withdrawing the money before the bank found out there was insufficient funds.

For theft by deception charge, Judge Dobrovolny will trial that case during the jury term that starts April 1, 2013. A pretrial conference is scheduled for March 21.

 

For the robbery charge, Judge Lippstreu will hear that trial during the jury term that starts on May 6th. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 25.

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