In last week’s issue of the Wisner News-Chronicle, we mentioned the unfortunate embezzling story and closing of the Beemer State Bank in 1928.
This past week, we received several copies of newspaper clippings from one of our readers, and thought we should embellish a bit on the Paul Wupper embezzlement story.
After bank examiners determined there were missing funds from Beemer State Bank in 1928, the 20-year banking president fled the area.
Wupper finally turned up again in 1931 in Philadelphia under his new alias Frederick Brinkman.
Following legal complications with a second wife, Wupper revealed to authorities in Philadelphia his true identity and legal issues back in Nebraska. Soon after he was returned to stand trial in Nebraska for embezzlement and forgery charges.
For the full story, pick up the May 3 Wisner News-Chronicle, or call 402-529-3228 to subscribe.