Local man charged with forgery

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 20, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Coralville man has been accused of depositing a fraudulent check.

Devontae King, 18, was charged June 23 with forgery.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, King admitted under Miranda that he bought one check from an unknown male selling them in the Lakeside Drive area.

King reportedly said he had a female friend deposit this check into her account using an ATM in Iowa City. It is unclear where this occurred, because several deposits were made into his account during this time, but King reportedly told officials it occured in Iowa City.

He said the female immediately withdrew $200 from her bank account after she deposited the fraudulent check, according to the complaint. She gave the money to King.

King said he did not tell the female the check was forged or stolen. The checks the female deposited were “altered,” according to the University of Iowa Credit Union.

The credit union’s total loss was $1,475, but the investigation could only show King was responsible for $200 of that loss.

Forgery is a Class-D felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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