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Man accused of forgeries returned to FD

Woodman charged with theft and ongoing criminal conduct

January 18, 2013
By PETER KASPARI, pkaspari@messengernews.net , Messenger News

The second suspect in a forgery investigation has been brought back to Fort Dodge after being arrested last week in Tama County.

Aaron Woodman, 29, has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, which is a Class B felony.

He's also charged with second-degree theft, fifth-degree theft and three counts of forgery.

He and his wife, Trisha Woodman, 25, were arrested last Friday in Tama County.

Aaron Woodman was ordered held on more than $30,000 bond Friday by Magistrate William Habhab.

Habhab also issued a no-contact order between Woodman and Hobby Lobby, according to online court records.

The Woodmans are accused of taking part in a multi-county forgery scheme. Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said the investigation began after several thefts and forgeries were reported in the Fort Dodge and Webster County area.

Carmody said the crimes have been linked to at least 13 counties throughout the state. The victims include both companies and individuals.

Aaron Woodman is accused of writing several checks to different stores on closed accounts. According to the criminal complaint, in one instance nine checks totaling $1,097.80 were cashed over a five-day period.

Trisha Woodman is facing similar accusations. In addition to also being charged with ongoing criminal conduct and second-degree theft, Trisha Woodman is also facing six counts of forgery.

She was released with supervision to the Department of Adult Corrections on Monday.

 
 

 

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