WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) - First District Wayne County Commissioner Kelvin Wurdeman appeared in front of a special prosecutor from the Nebraska Attorney General’s office in Wayne County Court yesterday morning.
Wurdeman is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking and official misconduct, stemming from his sale of scrap metal. Wurdeman pled no contest to all charges. It is alleged that county employees loaded a county vehicle with scrap metal and Wurdeman then took and sold it, receiving a check in the name of Wurdeman’s son. Wurdeman then allegedly forged his son’s name and cashed the check. According to Wayne County Clerk Deb Finn, A petition for Wurdeman’s recall received 273 signatures, satisfying the necessary 250. Wurdeman, who has been a county commissioner since 1999, will face sentencing on November 5.