A Scottsbluff man charged with the felony forgery of winning skill game payout tickets this fall is now facing two additional financial felonies for incidents earlier in the year.
New charges of felony forgery and identity theft, both in aggregate of more than $5,000, have been filed against 37-year-old Jeffrey Lujan.
An arrest affidavit in the case was not immediately available in court records, but according to the complaint, between May 23 and June 6, Lujan “falsely made…a written instrument which was or purported to…create a legal right, interest, obligation or status”, aggregated in an amount of more than $5,000.00. The citation describes six tickets on the account of a Gering convenience store.
For the second count involving identity theft, the citation says during the same period, Lujan unlawfully used identifying information of another person or entity without consent to obtain or continue employment, or with the intent to gain a benefit to himself in an amount of more than $5,000.
An investigation of bogus skill game payout tickets at a Scottsbluff convenience store from late September to mid-October ended with a felony forgery charge filed against Lujan last month.