Lincoln couple accused of bilking investors

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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A Lincoln husband and wife accused of bilking investors of more than $675,000 to develop made-up inventions have been indicted in federal court on four counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy.

Scott Usher, 43, and Robin Usher, 51, are accused of taking money from people to develop a solar-powered wind turbine capable of powering a single-family home or running a center-pivot irrigation system while feeding power back to the electrical grid, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Friday. The couple also told investors they had invented a machine that would inexpensively remove salt from seawater.

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