Green River Man Accused of Cashing Fraudulent Gambling Tickets

Green River Man Accused of Cashing Fraudulent Gambling Tickets

Nicholas Anderson. Sweetwater County Detention Center photo

ROCK SPRINGS — A 31-year-old Green River man was arrested after he allegedly cashed multiple fraudulent gambling tickets, according to the Rock Springs Police Department (RSPD).

In a social media post, the RSPD reported today that on February 13 at around 7:30 am, officers were dispatched to the Flying J Travel Plaza on Stagecoach Drive for a report of a male who had cashed multiple fraudulent gambling tickets.

Through further investigation officers identified the suspect as Nicholas Anderson, 31, of Green River.

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On February 21, staff with the Flying J called the RSPD to report that Anderson was currently in the store, however Anderson left the store before officers arrived.

Later Anderson’s vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted by RSPD officers. Anderson was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of forged writings, forgery-permit –alters writing without authority, and attempt-substantial step.

During the course of the traffic stop, a K9 unit was deployed and the vehicle and showed a positive alert. Officers located suspected methamphetamine and suspected heroin inside the vehicle. Jessica Lewis, 34, of Rock Springs, was also placed under arrest for two charges of unlawful possession – powder or crystalline < 3 grams.

The RSPD would like to remind the community that all suspects are presumed innocent until their case has been adjudicated in a court of law.