Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister says 20-year-old Tanner Lee Nissen of Hull has been sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Forgery, a Class D Felony and Theft in the Third Degree.
On March 23, 2013 the victim’s bank in Rock Valley contacted him to report he was overdrawn on his farm checking account. The victim investigated and determined that two blank checks had been stolen from his home, forged, and cashed at two area banks. The amount of the checks fraudulently cashed totaled $5,000. Premier Bank in Rock Valley covered the victim’s loss.
The Rock Valley Police Department conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Nissen and a co-defendant on March 27, 2013. Nissen admitted that he along with the co-defendant forged the checks and fraudulently passed them at area banks.
After pleading guilty to Forgery, Nissen was granted a deferred judgment and he was placed on probation for two years. Nissen also pleaded guilty to Theft in the Third Degree and was sentenced to 180 days in the Sioux County Jail with all but 30 days suspended. He has already served the 30 days in jail. Nissen must also pay restitution to the victim and must submit a DNA sample for DNA profiling.