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Lincoln Man Confesses To Fraudulent Investing

Oct 14, 2021

Credit Lincoln Journal Star

A Lincoln man accused of mispresenting himself as a financial adviser has been arrested after police say he bilked four people out of more than $1 million. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 65-year-old Douglas Cmelik turned himself in to police Tuesday and was arrested on suspicion of four counts of sale of securities by an unregistered investment adviser. Investigators say his scheme dates back to 2013, when a Lincoln man reportedly invested $500,000 with Cmelik. Police say three other Lincoln residents together invested another $768,000, and that Cmelik charged fees for his services. Police say the four people reported significant losses due to their money being invested in high-risk stocks.