Two people are behind bars in connection to credit card fraud and a Husker football ticket scam.
Lincoln Police say on September 20th, a 47 year old woman from Alliance, NE reported that an unknown person opened a bank card in her name and charged over $18,000 between July and September. One of the charges was a food order that was delivered to a home in Lincoln.
The residents at the Lincoln address were identified as 31 year old Ana Rivera and 27 year old Keaton Williams. Investigators conducted extensive follow up and were able to obtain video surveillance and receipts from the various retailers in Lincoln and Grand Island, where most of the purchases were made. The total loss on that card totaled $24, 376.
Lincoln Police say then on November 11th, a 54 year old Kearney woman reported that she had purchased Husker football tickets through the Husker Ticket Exchange Facebook page. She paid $200 for five tickets to attend the game on November 10th.
When the woman tried to enter the game, she was denied because the original owner of the tickets had disputed the charges on their card and the tickets were no longer valid. The LPD investigator worked with the University of Nebraska Ticket Officer and learned that 336 Nebraska football tickets, totaling $24,570, were fraudulently purchased. The fraudulent purchases had been made using at least ten different credit cards between September and November.
All of the credit cards used in the scam were Capital One credit cards, where Rivera worked. Rivera was employed by Cabela’s Capital One credit card department and it’s believed that is where Rivera obtained the credit card information.
On November 27th, Rivera and Williams were was arrested at her home for Identity Theft and Theft by Deception. Rivera was arrested for both fraud cases, while Williams was only charged in the first case and was not tied to the husker ticket scam.