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Charles City man sought on multiple forgery charges, theft, more

By Bob Steenson,

A Charles City man is being sought on charges of 10 counts of forgery, one count of ongoing criminal activity, one count of first-degree theft and one count of fifth-degree theft against an older individual, for allegedly writing checks on another person’s account.

The complaints against Ryan Joseph Vaughn, age 41, were filed Friday, Oct. 27, in Floyd County District Court.

An order was issued for Vaughn to show up in court for an initial appearance on Nov. 13, which Vaughn allegedly failed to do. An order for an arrest warrant was issued Nov. 14 under $37,000 cash only bond.

For each of the 10 counts of forgery, the criminal complaints allege that Vaughn wrote checks made out to himself on the other person’s account, then deposited the checks into Vaughn’s bank account. The owner of the account gave a statement that the owner had not signed the checks.

Vaughn is accused of writing 10 checks totaling $16,850 on the account between Aug. 16 and Oct. 2. Each of the 10 forgery charges is a Class D felony.

Vaughn is also facing charges of ongoing criminal activity, a Class B felony; first-degree theft, a Class C felony; and fifth-degree theft against an older individual, a serious misdemeanor.

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