An Ingalls man is facing federal charges of committing wire fraud and selling stolen cattle, Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker announced Thursday.


An Ingalls man is facing federal charges of committing wire fraud and selling stolen cattle, Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker announced Thursday.
    Starting in 2006 and continuing through September 2007, James D. Unruh allegedly used interstate communication devices to sell cattle by auction that were stolen from Eugene Heiman; Allen Hales; Wayne Newton; Ken Winter; Brian Winter; Lee Borck, doing business as Innovative Livestock; John Koehn; and Grant Gibson; doing business as Eastern Livestock Co., Parker said. Unruh alllegedly stole the cattle in Kansas and had the livestock transported to other states to be sold.
    If convicted, Unruh faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the wire fraud charge, plus five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of selling stolen cattle.
    The Finney County sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked on the case.