Nebraska state treasurer warns of forgery scam - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Nebraska state treasurer warns of forgery scam

Posted: Updated:

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg is warning banks, businesses and residents to be on the lookout for forged state documents that look like checks.

Stenberg says a 19-year-old Omaha woman has been arrested on suspicion of forgery for allegedly cashing forged state warrants at banks and businesses. Police also have issued an arrest warrant on a forgery charge for a 20-year-old Omaha woman.

Investigators say the two cashed at least three forged warrants for nearly$13,000. Stenberg says the state lost no money in the scam.

A warrant is a written government financial order that looks and clears through a bank like a check, but is drawn on government funds rather than checking accounts.

Stenberg is warning Nebraskans to refuse to cash checks for anyone they don't know.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    UPDATE: Two people in critical condition after garage explosion

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>

    Lincoln Fire and Rescue are responding to an apparent garage explosion at a home at 45th and South Streets.

    More >>
  • Hasting's man drowned in rural lake

    Hasting's man drowned in rural lake

       AYR, Neb. (AP) _ Sheriff's officials say a 67-year-old Hastings man has drowned in a southern Nebraska lake.      The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.      Emergency responders...

    More >>

       AYR, Neb. (AP) _ Sheriff's officials say a 67-year-old Hastings man has drowned in a southern Nebraska lake.      The Adams County Sheriff's Office says Loren Winkelbauer drowned Friday afternoon at Crystal Lake Recreation Area. Witnesses told investigators that Winkelbauer was camping at the park when his hat blew into the lake. Witnesses say he went into the water to retrieve it, went under and did not resurface.      Emergency responders...

    More >>
  • Garth's 'Teammates' also in town, spreading love

    Garth's 'Teammates' also in town, spreading love

    Garth Brooks' World Tour doesn't just feature him playing for thousands of fans.

    More >>

    Garth Brooks' World Tour doesn't just feature him playing for thousands of fans.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.