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Almira man arrested in fraud investigation


Last updated 1/22/2020 at 9:48am

A 41-year-old Almira man was booked into Lincoln County Jail on several charges stemming from a fraud investigation by the county sheriff’s office, Sheriff Wade Magers stated Saturday.

David W. McCoy was booked into jail Friday on charges of first- and second-degree theft, money laundering and first-degree identity theft, jail records show.

McCoy was still in jail on Tuesday with a bond amount set at $15,000.

His arrest followed an investigation by Deputy Jon Evans, who had received a complaint from an Almira resident that nearly $10,000 had been fraudulently removed from his bank account through several unauthorized transactions, Magers stated on his Facebook account.

Evans’ investigation resulted in identifying McCoy as the suspect, and a search warrant served early last week led to “a significant amount of evidence linking McCoy to the crime,” Magers stated.

“Deputies did an outstanding job with the investigation,” Magers continued, “and Deputy Evans spent many hours investigating the felony fraud case, preparing search warrants and serving the warrant with several other Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies.”


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