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Gering man accused of stealing debit card; drug possession

Gering man accused of stealing debit card; drug possession
Luis Ayala/ SBCDC Booking Photo

A 31-year-old Gering man has been arrested after reportedly using a stolen debit card to steal more than $400 on Christmas Eve.

Court records say Luis Ayala was caught on video surveillance at First State Bank using the stolen card, and five separate transactions totaled just over $400.

A search warrant was issued on Ayala’s home, and police found methamphetamine and other drugs and paraphernalia. He was arrested and charged with:

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transaction Device
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana

Ayala is being held on a $35,000 bond at 10%, and is scheduled to make his first appearance on the charges on Monday in Scotts Bluff County Court.

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