FD woman accused of theft, forgery
A Fort Dodge woman is facing felony charges after being allegedly using stolen checks to buy items.
Teresa L. Nelson, 43, has been charged with forgery and third-degree theft.
Nelson, according to court documents, wrote a check for $548.79 at Walmart to pay for merchandise. The criminal complaint stated the check did not belong to Nelson, and she did not have permission from the check's owner to use it.
In addition to those charges, Nelson is also charged with violation of parole.
Nelson had her initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on Wednesday. Magistrate William Thatcher ordered her held on $17,000 bond on all three charges. Her parole violation charge was sent to the Parole Board, and Nelson had her preliminary hearing on the other charges scheduled for March 9.
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