The chairman of the Omaha Shriners says a fellow Shriner allegedly stole an undetermined number of tickets to the annual Tangier Shrine Circus.
The theft was discovered about two weeks ago, Charles Lovell said, when the tickets turned up for sale on Craigslist by a third party.
“We've lost money,” Lovell said, “but I'm not sure how much.''
Omaha police said John R. Grant, 31, of Bellevue was arrested in the case.
Grant was charged Feb. 22 with theft by deception of $500 to $1,500, a felony.
Money raised through ticket sales to the Feb. 21-24 circus in Omaha was meant for operation of the Tangier Shrine Center near 84th Street and West Center Road, Lovell said, and not for the 22 Shriners hospitals in North America.
– Jay Withrow