Forgery arrest leads to child abuse discovery.
Scott Tingelhoff, Saunders County Attorney, reports Timothy Gould was charged with Theft by Deception, a class III Felony, which has a maximum sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment; Possession of Methamphetamine, a class IV Felony, which has a maximum sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment; and Felony Child Abuse, a class IIIA Felony, which has a maximum sentence of up to 5 years. He is scheduled to appear in the Saunders County Court for a felony 1st appearance on November 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
On October 15, 2012, an officer with Ashland Police Department, received a call to Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank to investigate a possible theft. Timothy Gould walked into the bank and cashed a check from American Petroleum Institute in the amount of $1,965.82. Two days later the check was returned to the bank and the bank learned it was fraudulent.
The officer proceeded to interview Gould at his apartment. Upon further investigation the officer observed the apartment’s condition was filthy and not fit for a child to be living in. Additionally, the officer located a marijuana pipe, bag of marijuana, and a meth pipe with meth residue.