News of Record, Jan. 16, 2014

Woman accused of check fraud

A Fort Dodge woman is being held in the Webster County Jail after she allegedly cashed multiple fraudulent checks at a local business.

Angelina M. Majors, 38, is facing nine counts of forgery and one count of third-degree theft.

The criminal complaint stated Majors cashed nine checks at Liquor and Tobacco Outlet, 902 First Ave. N., between April 20-30, 2013. It’s alleged that those nine checks came from two separate closed bank accounts and that Majors knew the accounts no longer existed.

In all, the fraudulent checks were worth $709.

Majors made her initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Wednesday. Magistrate William Thatcher ordered Majors held on $45,000 bond for the forgery charges and $2,000 bond for the theft charge.

Her preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 24.

Magistrate Court



Probation violation – Anthony D. Essing, 30, 311 First Ave. N., sent to District Court.

Driving while barred – Megan A. Nelson, 35, Rolfe, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 29.

Absence from custody – Austin D. Runnells, 21, 311 First Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for Jan. 24.

Fifth-degree criminal mischief – Maurice D. Johnson Wigley, 21, 1550 L St., $320 and two days in jail suspended.

No insurance, accident-related – Makinzy Grady, no age provided, 1827 Third Ave. S., $735.

Police Log



A person reported an assault.

Blake Alexander, Kohl’s, Casey’s and Danielle Carlson each reported a theft.

Terri Friesth reported criminal mischief.

Sheriff’s Log


Jan. 9

Amy Pederson, Badger, reported credit card fraud.

Jan. 12

Deborah Elsberry, Harcourt, reported a burglary.

Jan. 13

Darryl Landsverk and Caleb Lehman, both of Badger, each reported criminal mischief.

Richard Payne, Shawnee, Kan., reported a theft.

Jan. 14

Chad Friesth, 1551 National Ave., reported a theft.

MidAmerican Energy, 637 S. 22nd St., reported a burglary.