More Arrests In Santa Scheme

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Four Omahans Now Charged In Holiday Voucher Fraud

Three more suspects have been arrested in a forgery scheme that bilked more than $11,000 from a Mills County charity that assists families in need during the holidays.

In addition to Dewey Stuart, 39, of Omaha, who was arrested in December, Mills County Attorney Marci McClellan said Stacey Barrett, 35, of Omaha, Tina Moore, 21, of Omaha, and Stephanie Moore, 25, of Omaha, have all been charged with forgery (a Class D felony) and on-going criminal conduct (a Class B felony). If convicted of both counts, they face up to 30 years in prison.

Stuart, Barrett and the Moores are suspected of taking part in a scheme involving forged Operation Santa vouchers that were cashed for merchandise at several Glenwood businesses in early December. Over 220 of the $50 vouchers were cashed, the Glenwood Police Department reported.

Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said an arrest warrant has been issued for a fifth person suspected of being involved in the scheme – Christina Ramos, 39, also of Omaha.