The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to make the citizens of Knox County aware of a new financial scam that has been brought to our attention. Recently a citizen received a letter and a check from State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. The letter informed the recipient that she was a winner in the “NORTH AMERICA CUSTOMER REWARD PROMOTION DRAW”. The letter also guaranteed the recipient a sum of $50,000. Enclosed was a check for $2,950 which the recipient was to cash and then use a portion of the check to pay a tax amount of $1,950 via a Western Union Money Transfer. The remaining $1,000 was to be kept as part of the $50,000 “prize”. State Farm Insurance’s Corporate Office was contacted and they confirmed that this is a scam. Please remember this does not mean that every letter or check from State Farm Insurance is a scam, but if it seems too good to be true it most likely is a scam. If you should receive a similar letter and you have questions, contact your State Farm Insurance Agent or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
On 6-17-12 at about 2:41 A.M. the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a one vehicle accident located approximately three miles southeast of Niobrara, NE between 526 Avenue and 527 Avenue on 889 Road. The driver, Shane Liska of Niobrara, was traveling east in his 2000 Ford Mustang GT when he ran off the road and stopping in the east bound ditch. The ford mustang then caught fire. Liska escaped without injuries and was the only occupant in the vehicle. The Ford Mustang was a total loss due to the fire. Niobrara Fire and Rescue also responded to the accident.
6-15-12 PAT P. CIHLAR, 35, COLUMBUS; PROBATION VIOLATION
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