A Gering man will serve a small jail term after a burglary charge regarding an alleged November break-in at Country Auto Sales
in Scottsbluff was dismissed and he was simply sentenced today for unauthorized use of a financial transaction device.
40 year old Roger Kling was sentenced by District Judge Andrea Miller.
Court documents say when Police responded to the business November 2nd, an employee felt a customer had gained knowledge on how to get into the safe where a missing black cash box had been located.
After Country Auto bank statements indicated a Visa Debit card in the black cash box had been used or attempted to be used on several occasions at Wal-Mart, Kling was developed as a suspect through store video.
Kling entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor when the felony burglary count was dismissed. He was also sentenced today to a concurrent 30 day in jail sentence for failing to appear in November for sentencing on a felony drug possession conviction. Kling was eventually sentenced to a year in jail, with 63 days credit for time served.