Woman pleads guilty

A woman pleaded guilty Monday to forgery, a Class D felony, and two counts of third-degree theft.

Alisa Altman, 35, will serve up to seven years in prison and pay a fine of $1,012.50 after she stole two wallets from Wal-Mart shoppers and wrote a check to herself.

The two victims reported the wallets stolen to the Fort Dodge Police Department, which lead to an investigation.

While police were investigating the thefts, Altman was arrested on unrelated charges.

“The police interviewed the suspect and sent complaints to the Webster County attoney’s office for charges,” Assistant Webster County Attorney Ryan Baldridge said.

Altman will be responsible for victim restitution and will be required to submit to DNA sampling.

First Assistant County Attorney Jennifer Benson and defense counsel reached a plea agreement for the two theft charges.

Altman will be in the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women, court records show.