Beatrice Woman Facing Twelve Charges, in Stolen Checks Investigation

BEATRICE – A 32-year-old Beatrice woman faces a dozen misdemeanor charges in an investigation accusing her of theft, forgery and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Appearance bond was set in Gage County Court Monday, at $3,000, for Sheena Hammond.  She was arrested on a warrant by Beatrice Police, Friday.

Police had been investigating a woman’s report October 9th, that some of her personal checks had been stolen.  The victim made the discovery after learning from another person that someone had tried to use her personal checks at a local business.

Authorities used witness accounts and surveillance video to determine that Hammond appeared to be the person trying to pass the stolen checks at the Beatrice Walmart Store and at a Casey’s Convenience Store.  A total of three attempts were made to use the stolen checks.

According to an affidavit for the arrest warrant, the suspect and victim in the case are co-workers at a local fast food restaurant.

Hammond faces further hearing in Gage County Court, on November 13th.  The Gage County Public Defender has been appointed to represent her.

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