A Waverly man convicted of forging checks was sentenced to prison in Beatrice Thursday.

Dana G. Greening, 23, had previously been sentenced to probation in the case, but was resentenced in Gage County District Court after prosecutors said he violated his probation.

Violations included thefts in Lincoln, failed drug tests, missed probation appearances and continued criminal activity.

Following the violations, Greening was sentenced to serve 24-36 months in prison for two counts second-degree forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and shoplifting.

The case stems from July 2015, when Greening was one of three people arrested following a car chase after two people tried to cash manufactured checks in Beatrice.

According to court documents, a woman went to K and B Tobacco and cashed a check from Mutual of Omaha in the amount of $797.90.

Later that same day, Greening went to the same store to cash a check also from Mutual of Omaha in the amount of $397 and then another for $498.78, court documents state. The second check was denied. Greening then proceeded to Fast Cash at 600 Court St. to cash a check for $497.90.

Police were dispatched to K and B Tobacco after an officer was notified a suspect who allegedly tried to cash a fraudulent check left in a red van.

Police located the van and got behind it, at which point the van immediately accelerated, according to court documents.

Police terminated pursuit after a short chase due to safety concerns, but witnesses lead police to a third individual, and eventually Greening was contacted and interviewed. He allegedly admitted to cashing the two checks and making a third attempt.



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