Woman sentenced to jail for Husker ticket fraud

A Lincoln woman has been sentenced to jail for selling people fraudulent Husker football tickets. 
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A Lincoln woman has been sentenced to jail for selling people fraudulent Husker football tickets.

A Lancaster County judge on Thursday sentenced Ana Rivera to concurrent 180-day jail sentences on two counts of felony theft by deception.

Authorities arrested Rivera in November of 2018, after multiple people reported purchasing Husker football tickets that turned out to not be valid.

A Lincoln Police Department investigator worked with the University of Nebraska Ticket Office and learned that 336 Nebraska football tickets, totaling $24,570, were fraudulently purchased between September and November, using at least 10 different credit cards. All of the credit cards were Capital One credit cards and all of the card holders disputed the fraudulent charges on their card.

Rivera was employed by Cabela’s Capital One credit card department and it’s believed that is where she got the credit card information.

Rivera is appealing the sentencing, according to court documents.

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