Two Beatrice residents have been arrested, charged in a forgery scheme affecting businesses throughout eastern Nebraska.
A third person from Lincoln is being sought.
Beatrice police arrested 20-year-old Dana Greening and 24-year-old Brittany Brazeale after a pursuit stopped a mini-van with printing equipment and several checks.
Beatrice Police Lieutenant Mike Oliver says Greening and Brazeale were arrested Thursday, allegedly trying to cash manufactured checks at K-and-B Tobacco.
Oliver says a store clerk delayed the two until police could arrive and arrest them.
The team is accused of cashing fraudulent checks in Beatrice, Lincoln, Omaha, Waverly, Grand Island, Gretna, and Ashland.
“They go from town to town and go to these check cashing places, Walmarts and places like that,” Oliver tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KWBE.
At large is a Lincoln woman believed to have been the person actually making the fake checks.
Oliver says investigators also found a Big 12 Championship ring believed stolen in Lincoln, from a member of the women’s gymnastics team at the University of Nebraska, in a mini-van police confiscated.
Empty purses and credit cards believed to be stolen, were also found in the vehicle.
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, contributed to this story.