A 54 year old man will be sentenced January 29th on a Class III Felony conviction.Rickey R. Rubek pled guilty to theft by taking.
Deputy Cass County Attorney Steve Sunde said Rubek leased a 2011 10-foot GMC moving van from U-Haul in Plattsmouth on March 29th of this year but did not return the vehicle in the next couple of days as the lease agreement stipulated.
Rubek was observed with the vehicle on May 8th in Sarpy County as he was trying to steal fence posts. But he was confronted by the landowner and left the scene before authorities arrived.
The vehicle was recovered in a parking lot in Douglas County a few days after that incident.
Attorneys are working on what restitution may be ordered.