Nebraska Man Changes Plea in York Theft Case

gavel-more(AP) — A 31-year-old Lincoln man is scheduled to be sentenced next month in a case involving checks stolen years ago.

Joshua Fehlman changed his plea to no contest after York County prosecutors lowered the theft charge to a lesser felony.

Court documents say that in October 2011 a local bank discovered three false deposits of checks made out to Fehlman. The checks totaled $1,700 and had been written on an account that had been closed for seven years.

The man who had opened the account told investigators that he’d been burglarized several years ago and had closed the account.

Fehlman’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 19.