Police: Man forged checks from nursing home resident

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 01, 2012 6:30 AM

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A local man faces numerous charges after he allegedly forged 14 checks between May and August of 2012.

According to a series of Iowa City police complaints, Samuel Rainey, 1100 Arthur St. Apt. N4, was charged after the victim discovered 14 unauthorized checks written on his account. The complaints said all 14 checks had forged signatures, and 13 were made payable to Rainey.

According to the complaints, the checks were written from four different checkbooks, and the numbers on the checks indicated they were pulled from the middle of each book. The complaint said the victim was a current resident of Windmill Manor nursing home in Coralville and only kept one checkbook with him at the home. The rest of the checkbooks, according to the complaint, were kept at the victim’s apartment, which Rainey allegedly had access to. The complaint said Rainey admitted to forging the checks and cashing them, as well as having access to the victim’s apartment.

The complaint said the total amount of the theft was $4,285.

Rainey is charged with second-degree theft and forgery, both Class-D felonies.  

—by Matt Starns

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