LINCOLN — A former Lincoln police officer in prison for stealing from a police union charity fund is now accused of a new crime.
Cassandra Briggs is accused of falsely claiming that her ATM card had been stolen while she was in prison. She’s already serving a two to four year sentence for stealing from the Santa program.
Briggs faces a second-degree forgery charge because she filed an affidavit with her bank saying someone had stolen money from her account.
Police said Briggs initially denied knowing anyone in Florida, where the withdrawals were made, but later acknowledged that her mother lives there. Briggs’ mother told investigators her daughter had given her the ATM card to help pay for her son’s care while she is incarcerated.