Former Fish & Wildlife employee gets probation on theft convictions

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) A former employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service got three years probation for two felony theft convictions.

John Cochnar, 59, of Grand Island was accused of burglarizing the office of the Platte River Whooping Crane Trust office.

Later, money and several documents were discovered missing at the Trust Office.

After a plea agreement, Cochnar was convicted of felony theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking.

Cochnar was sentenced Friday to 4 to 36 months probation for the theft convictions.

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