A 24-year-old man who allegedly conspired with a Kum & Go employee to rob a store was charged Wednesday with felony theft by deception.
Cody Hudson of Emerson, Iowa, took more than $3,600 in cash from the Omaha store on May 27, authorities say.
His bail was set at $15,000. He will need to post 10 percent of that amount to be released from the Douglas County Jail.
Prosecutors say the robbery was staged with the help of a Kum & Go employee.
Police said the employee, who was working at the time of the robbery, told them he mentioned to Hudson that the safe was left open and that there was “a lot of money in the safe.”
Video surveillance and text conversations indicated that Hudson and the employee were involved in the planning and commission of the robbery, police allege.
Initially, a police search of the employee's car did not yield any of the stolen money.
Police released the vehicle to the employee's girlfriend. She called police a few hours later to report finding a box with a large amount of cash inside the car.
The employee was booked May 30 on suspicion of theft by deception, but he had not been formally charged as of Wednesday.