Southwest IA man charged in connection with Omaha theft


June 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Mills County man has been charged with felony Theft by Deception, in connection with a May 27th Omaha convenience store robbery. According to the Omaha World-Herald, 24-year-old Cody Hudson of Emerson, conspired with a Kum & Go store employee to take more than $3,600 in cash during the robbery.

Hudson’s bail was set at $15,000. He’ll have to post 10 percent of that amount in order to be released from the DouglasCounty, NE., Jail. Police say the store 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 substantial amount 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. The store employee was booked May 30th on suspicion of theft by deception, but the paper says he had not been formally charged, as of Wednesday.