A North Platte woman is facing a theft charge after she allegedly stole a man’s ball cap from the Lincoln County Detention Center.
On October 12, a citizen came into the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and asked to speak to a deputy regarding a theft.
The man told the deputy that he had been visiting a loved one at the Lincoln County Detention Center and had left his ball cap on a counter at the jail.
He stated that when he returned to retrieve the cap, he discovered that it was missing.
Deputies reviewed security footage and observed a woman taking the cap. Employees at the jail were able to positively identify the woman as 21-year-old Nicole Vargas.
A deputy made contact with Vargas, who stated that she thought the cap had been left behind by a friend of hers.
According to authorities, the deputies did not buy Vargas’ story and cited her for theft by unlawful taking.
The cap was returned to the victim.