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Nebraska man pleads ‘no contest’ to stealing more than $6,000 from trucking company

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Nebraska man pleads ‘no contest’ to stealing more than $6,000 from trucking company
Raymond Wolcott of Elmwood, Nebraska, pleaded no contest to stealing more than $6,000 from his former employer, Johnson Trucking. (Courtesy: State of Nebraska)

BROKEN BOW, Neb. — An Elmwood, Nebraska, man has pleaded no contest to stealing from the Custer County trucking company where he had worked.

Raymond Wolcott, 34, entered the plea to felony theft and was found guilty earlier this month, the Kearney Hub reported. Prosecutors said Wolcott forged Johnson Trucking checks and deposited more than $6,300 into his personal checking account between May and August 2018.

Wolcott was originally charged with felony theft of more than $5,000, but the charge was reduced in exchange for his no contest plea, in which the defendant doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence to win a conviction.

Wolcott faces up to two years in prison when he’s sentenced Sept. 10. He is currently free on $1,500 cash bond.

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