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Terrytown man facing criminal impersonation charges pleads guilty to attempted meth possession

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25-year-old Ricardo Iran Nunez appeared in Scotts Bluff County court Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary hearing on criminal impersonation charges and an arraignment on drug charges.

Nunez is charged with three counts of Criminal Impersonation (a Class III Felony) and attempted possession of methamphetamine following a March 8 arrest. 

Nunez was arrested by Scottsbluff police following a two-week identity theft investigation.

Court documents say that Nunez admitted to using a former classmate's name to open numerous bank accounts and credit cars.

Nunez admitted during an interview to using a fraudulent credit card to purchase about $3,500 worth of merchandise from 'The Buckle' and Best Buy, as well as taking out a cash advance of $4,500 from a Wells Fargo Bank under a fraudulent account.

Investigators were tipped-off to Nunez' whereabouts on March 8 and went to a Scottsbluff residence to apprehend him.

Upon his arrest, officers conducted a search of Nunez' person and found a plastic bag containing a crystal residue that was positively field tested as methamphetamine.

Nunez said he found the bag that day on the bathroom floor at Chili's.

In court Tuesday, Nunez pled guilty to a reduced charge of attempted methamphetamine possession, which carries a jail term of 0 to 12 months, and a fine of $0 to $1,000.

Judge James Warden set Nunez' sentencing for the drug charges for April 10 at 8:45 a.m.

Judge Warden also bound Nunez' three impersonation charges to District Court, where he will be arraigned on Friday, March 21 at 1 p.m.

If Nunez is convicted of this Class III Felony, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

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