Fremont women accused in $2.5M theft scheme

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FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Two Fremont women are accused of helping embezzle nearly $2.5 million from Gavilon Grain over several years, so three people now face charges in the scheme.

Fremont Police arrested 66-year-old Dennis Hesman last week. He is charged with falsifying documents at the grain elevator he ran to create fake receipts for grain.

Authorities say Hesman created the false documents in his daughter, 42-year-old Joleen Cameron, or his daughter-in-law, 50-year-old Kathy Springer-Hesman. They were both arrested in the past few days.

Investigators at Gavilon found 307 examples of falsified documents between 2007 and 2013.

Both Cameron and Springer-Hesman posted $3,000 bond on Monday. Court records do not list an attorney for the women.

Hesman's attorney, Clarence Mock, says Hesman is cooperating with authorities and has been released from jail.

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