A 31-year-old Gering man has been arrested after reportedly using a stolen debit card to steal more than $400 on Christmas Eve.
Court records say Luis Ayala was caught on video surveillance at First State Bank using the stolen card, and five separate transactions totaled just over $400.
A search warrant was issued on Ayala’s home, and police found methamphetamine and other drugs and paraphernalia. He was arrested and charged with:
- Theft by Unlawful Taking
- Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transaction Device
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Marijuana
Ayala is being held on a $35,000 bond at 10%, and is scheduled to make his first appearance on the charges on Monday in Scotts Bluff County Court.