Internal Theft Leads to Arrest of Four Subjects
On May 9, 2022 Deputies received a report of a possible employee theft from Ozzie’s I-80 Convenience Store located at Interstate 80 and Highway 25 south of Sutherland, Nebraska. The owner of the property advised his business was closed early without his knowledge on Saturday May 7, 2022, as the employee said she was sick. The employee was identified as thirty-four year old Cassandra Simmons of Sutherland, NE. Upon internal investigation the owner noticed the bank deposit was short several thousand dollars for the week.
Deputies were able to determine several subjects were in the store after it was closed on May 7, 2022. During the early morning hours of May 11, 2022, Deputies located Ms. Simmons and two of the subjects involved in the theft. The other two subjects were identified as twenty-nine year old Michael Stroble of North Platte, NE. and forty-one year old Alicia Horn of North Platte, NE. All were placed under arrest for Felony Theft by Taking and incarcerated in the Lincoln County Detention Center. Additionally, Ms. Horn was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Methamphetamine.
Also on May 11, 2022, another employee thirty-one year old Megan Hubbard of Wallace, NE. was arrested for Felony Theft by Taking. Ms. Hubbard was incarcerated in the Lincoln County Detention Center. Further arrests are possible and additional charges for all the subjects are likely.