Broken Bow woman accused of stealing from booster club

Suspect also hospitalized after car crash
A Broken Bow woman faces felony theft charges for money missing from a booster club account.
A Broken Bow woman faces felony theft charges for money missing from a booster club account.(WDBJ7)
Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 11:16 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2021 at 2:40 PM CST
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BROKEN BOW, Neb. (KSNB) - Custer County authorities have charged a Broken Bow woman with felony theft accusing her of stealing more than $45,000 from the Broken Bow Booster Club.

Custer County court records show Connie Ulmer, 50, was booster club treasurer from 2018 to May 2020. An affidavit indicates that Ulmer wrote three checks from the booster club account in 2019 and one check in 2020. The check amounts ranged from $6,395 to $19,776. Two of the checks were written to Ulmer’s own business account and two were written to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student account for Ulmer’s child.

The Custer County Attorney charged Ulmer with four counts of felony theft of $5,000 or more. A conviction for felony theft carries a max penalty of 20 years in prison.

A Custer County judge issued an arrest warrant for Ulmer on Jan 28.

Ulmer was also injured in a one-vehicle accident on Jan 29. A Custer County Sheriff’s accident report indicates that a 2020 Ford Expedition driven by Ulmer was south-bound on Lillian Road. The vehicle began to drift toward the east shoulder. The vehicle over-corrected and went into the west ditch, striking a post and a tree. The accident report indicates that Ulmer was not wearing a seat belt, but airbags deployed. The Broken Bow Ambulance service took Ulmer to Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

A Nebraska State Patrol spokesman told Local4 that Ulmer was still hospitalized as of Wednesday afternoon. The spokesperson indicated that Ulmer would turn herself in once released from the hospital.

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