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Ex-Nebraska veterans service officer convicted in theft case

February 9, 2019

BRIDGEPORT, Neb. (AP) — A former Morrill County veterans service officer has been convicted of stealing money from the agency’s account.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Devin Heumesser pleaded last week to four counts of misdemeanor theft in Morrill County District Court in a deal with prosecutors.

Heumesser had been charged in August with one felony theft count. An arrest affidavit says that following Heumesser’s firing last year, the acting veterans service officer reported his suspicion that funds had been stolen from the office’s checking account.

The Nebraska State Patrol found 45 questionable withdrawals totaling more than $17,000, and an arrest warrant was issued in May for Heumesser.

Heumesser has agreed to pay more than $18,000 in restitution to the Morrill County Veterans Fund. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 1.

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Information from: Star-Herald, http://www.starherald.com