LINCOLN, Neb. -- Authorities in Nebraska are on the lookout for a missing inmate.

The Nebraska Department of Corrections sent out an email Wednesday night stating that James Crihfield was not currently on the premises.

NDCS said Crihfield was granted permission for a personal furlough to go to a local hospital Wednesday. An alert indicated he removed the electronic monitoring device he was wearing.

Crihfield started his sentence on July 14, 2021. He was sentenced to three years and seven months on multiple charges of theft by deception and second degree forgery – all out of Lancaster County. He has a tentative release date of October 11, 2022.

Crihfield is a 30-year old white man, 6’3”, 185 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact local authorities or the Nebraska State Patrol.

CCC-L is one of two community custody facilities operated by NDCS. Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive facility. Inmates are allowed to participate in work opportunities, attend school and religious services with prior approval and without direct supervision.