UPDATE: Video lottery forgery suspects in custody

MINNEHAHA COUNTY, S.D. (KSFY) - UPATE, January 5: Authorities say two people wanted in connection to a video lottery forgery scheme are in custody.

Coye Novaha and Brittany King are now in custody, according to the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the suspects changed the amount owed on video lottery tickets and cashed in the forged tickets. They allegedly targeted businesses in Sioux Falls, Brookings, and Brandon.


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Authorities are searching for two people suspected of forging video lottery tickets in three cities.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Coye Nohava and Brittany King. It carries a $5,000 bond.

Last week, Capt. Jason Gearman warned businesses about the suspects after the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, the Brandon Police Department, the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Brookings Police Department received reports of two suspects forging video lottery tickets at gas station or bar casinos.

They changed the amount on the ticket and then presented it to the clerk to cash in for a much larger amount, Gearman said.

The sheriff's office wanted businesses with video lottery casinos to be aware of the forgeries and urges them to be extra vigilant when checking the winning tickets.

If anyone sees Nohava or King, contact the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office at 605-367-4300, the Sioux Falls Police Department at 605-367-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 605-367-7007.