Trail, Boswell Sentenced For Scamming Victims In Coin “Sale”

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The two individuals accused of murdering Sydney Loofe have been sentenced for scamming victims by trying to sell the victims’ coin.

Bailey Boswell, 24, and Aubrey Trail, 51, were sentenced in Lincoln, Nebraska, Friday for the the interstate transportation of stolen property, according to the Nebraska District of the U.S. Attorney’s office. 

Boswell was sentenced to five years in prison and Trail was sentenced to 10 years. The two have also been orders to pay $407,782 in restitution to the two victims. They will also each have three years of supervised release. 

From December 2015 to November 2017, they say that Trail presented himself falsely as “Alan Russell.” He then reportedly spoke with the victims about buying a rare gold coin and then share the profit from its supposed sale. 

They say that Trail lied about the coin’s value, saying it was worth more than the price to be paid. Trail also requested money to help in the “sale” to buyers that didn’t exist. There wasn’t a sale actually arranged.

Trail and Boswell tried to make the “sale” seem more legitimate to the victims in February 2017 by setting up false documents and websites with Boswell portraying herself as a broker. 

During the course of the scheme, authorities say that Trail and Boswell would go from Nebraska to Kansas to pick up money and property from the victims, getting more than $400,000 in money and property from the victims.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lincoln Police Department investigated this case. United States Attorney Joe Kelly prosecuted and United States District Judge John M. Gerrard oversaw the case. 

Trail and Boswell are both on trial for the murder of Neligh-native Sydney Loofe.

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