Trail and Boswell Face Multiple Federal Charges
Article Information courtesy of Neligh News
Two persons of interest in the disappearance and death of Sydney Loofe face multiple unrelated charges after a grand jury heard the case and it was filed Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Aubrey Trail has been charged with 13 counts revolving around devising a scheme to defraud and obtain money and property under false information. He is now incarcerated in the Leavenworth, Kansas medium security federal prison.
A 14th count alleges Trail unlawfully transported, transmitted and transferred stolen goods, wares and merchandise, valued at $5,000 or more, knowing it to have been stolen or fraudulently transported from Hiawatha, Kansas to Beatrice.
Bailey Boswell will face nine similar counts and is currently in the Saline County Jail.
The charges originate from Dec. 3, 2015 to Nov. 7, 2017 according to the indictment.
The alleged victims of the earlier counts are not identified but are referenced by the initials M.E. and B.E.
Trail allegedly misrepresented himself as Alan Russell and approached M.E. in November
2015 with a proposal to jointly purchase a gold coin and share profits from the sale of the coin.
Trail falsely represented the value of the coin to be far in excess of the price and requested money in the form of currency and gold coins and bars from the two in order to facilitate the sale of the coin.
Trail relayed there were travel, grading, commissions and contract expenses relating to the sale of the coin.
According to court documents, Trail and Boswell set up false documents and websites to give the appearance of a legitimate transaction.
Boswell contacted M.E. and B.E. allegedly representing herself as a broker for the sale of the gold coin.
M.E. and B.E traveled from Kansas to Nebraska 13 times to deliver currency and gold bars.
The first trip was made on May 19, 2016 and the final journey was made on Nov. 5, 2017.
A total of $54,000 was paid to either Trail or Boswell in 2016 with $23,000 in currency paid in 2017 along with 12 and a-half ounces gold bars with a value of $16,961.
The indictment alleges M.E. and B.E. lost more than $400,000 over the course of the relationship with Trail and Boswell.
Assistant United States Attorney Steven Russell has requested the case be heard in Lincoln.