Person in fraud scenario also broke into truck & stole energy resources

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Investigators with the Lincoln Law enforcement Section say a man who experimented with cashing a stolen examine is involved in one more scenario, where by he’s thought to have damaged into a truck and pawned the energy instruments within.

Close to 1 p.m. on June 24, an investigator took a report from West Gate Financial institution pertaining to a belated fraud.

LPD mentioned the personnel claimed that on June 21 a male, determined as 30-calendar year-outdated James Mologianes, attempted cashing a test for practically $2,000 that was produced out to a neighborhood indication business enterprise on the account of a local retail organization. Police stated the financial institution denied the transaction.

In accordance to police, afterwards on that day Mologianes arrived again and presented the very same check out to be cashed, but this time it was altered to be manufactured out to himself and the check out was cashed.

LPD mentioned the bank contacted the business owner who said they did not authorize any payments to Mologianes and that the examine had possible been stolen from a mailbox though hoping to mail it to the signal business.

Investigators stated they were being able to validate Mologianes’ identification via surveillance online video at the bank.

LPD stated through this investigation, officers realized that Mologianes was also needed in other investigations.

Investigators explained a 59-yr-outdated person reported that his Ford F350 Tremendous Responsibility truck had been broken into when parked in the LES great deal off Fairfield and N 27th Streets overnight June 5-6.

LPD mentioned the man described that several energy instruments were stolen out of the truck as well as a few titles to cars he owned.

On June 22, the gentleman documented that he suspected an personnel, Mologianes, was dependable for the theft.

According to law enforcement, the victim shared that he allowed Mologianes to use the truck for do the job and now he was refusing to return it boasting that the victim offered it to him.

LPD claimed Mologianes had altered the title to show that he was the owner.

Investigators explained they checked pawn documents and found that Mologianes had pawned several of the ability tools that have been stolen from the victim’s truck to contain a grinder, an impression driver, batteries and a laser degree.

On Wednesday of this week, about 10:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 49th and Meredeth Streets on a motorist help.

LPD explained when officers arrived, they identified the truck that was needed in reference this circumstance and contacted Mologianes who was working on the truck.

Officers said they also uncovered that Mologianes was needed on an outstanding warrant as well as the earlier mentioned nearby instances.

He was taken into custody and arrested for felony theft by deception, unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of stolen residence.

LPD said the altered title was found in the truck but a Stihl Electrical power Observed valued at $750 is nevertheless missing.

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