Two arrested after pair of crimes, including Husker-ticket scam

Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 9:11 AM CST
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Lincoln Police made multiple arrests after learning of two scams, including a large-scale Husker football ticket scam that featured 336 tickets.

LPD said between September and November, the suspect used other people’s credit cards to purchase the tickets and turn around and sell them.

LPD said in the case of one woman, she purchased the Husker tickets on a Facebook group called Husker Ticket Exchange.

The woman told police she paid $200 for 5 tickets to the Nov. 10 game. She met the seller at the Kwik Shop near 1st and Cornhusker Highway, but when she arrived at the stadium, was told the tickets were being disputed by the cardholder.

LPD said 10 credit cards were used, and all cardholders disputed charges.

Investigators arrested Ana Rivera, 31, and took her into custody on November 27 for the Husker ticket scam.

LPD said Rivera worked at the Cabela’s Capital One Center in Lincoln, giving her access to the information.

Also arrested with Rivera was Keaton Williams, 27.

Police said Williams and Rivera paired up to pull off another scam in September.

LPD said on September 20, a 47-year-old woman from Alliance reported an unknown person opened a bank card in her name and charged $18,000 between July and September.

One of the charges was a food order that was delivered to the home of Rivera in Lincoln.

Rivera and Williams were both arrested at Rivera’s home for identity theft and theft by deception.