Oct 09, 2019 2:16 PM

Woman accused of stealing more than $100K from agency

Posted Oct 09, 2019 2:16 PM

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 while working for a Beatrice insurance agency.


Gage County Court records say 44-year-old Nicole Nelson is charged with felony theft. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press.


The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that court documents say Nelson had been receiving payroll advance checks from Penner Insurance Agency and not paying them back. Nelson acknowledged to an investigator that she made false entries in the books to cover the advances.


The investigation eventually found discrepancies in the company books of more than $112,000 from January 2012 into this year.


Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 5.

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Driver dies after SUV crashes into truck; infant survives

FAIRFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed and an infant with her was injured when her sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of a truck in south-central Nebraska.


The crash occurred around 4:10 p.m. Monday on Nebraska Highway 74, about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) west of Fairfield. The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Haley Bohlen was driving west when she ran into the back of the truck, which had slowed to turn south into a field. The sheriff's office says the infant was taken to a Hastings hospital and was recovering on Tuesday. The infant's name and relationship to Bohlen hasn't been released.


The truck driver also was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver's name wasn't released.