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Two Sentenced To Five-Year Terms In Felony Cases

Rock Rapids, Iowa — Two people have been sentenced in two separate felony fraud cases in Lyon County.
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According to court documents, a Lyon County Sheriff’s deputy reported that in August of 2014, now 43-year-old Marlene Woodraska of Sioux Falls brought a check in to the Larchwood Quick Stop that was written out to the Larchwood Quick Stop for $585. The deputy says this check was on a different person’s account. He says Woodraska produced the check to the clerk and paid for a pack of cigarettes and a pop, and took the remainder of the $585 as cash. When the clerk asked Woodraska for a driver’s license to verify the check, he reports that Woodraska wrote a fictitious driver’s license number and phone number on the check. The deputy says Woodraska claimed she was cashing the check for a friend of her daughter’s but was unable to provide the friend’s name, phone number, or any contact information for her daughter.

The deputy also says that Woodraska passed two other checks, one in December of 2013 and one in February of 2014 at the Larchwood Mini Mart. He says those checks, for $100 and $303.86 had not been paid either by the time of the complaint in September of 2014.

The Lyon County Attorney’s Office reports Woodraska has been sentenced to a five-year prison term for Forgery, a Class D Felony. She also received a suspended fine, among other penalties and fees.

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According to court documents, a Lyon County Sheriff’s deputy reported that 34-year-old Ryan Jacobson, whose address is listed as the Residential Treatment Facility in Sheldon paid off some debt and some bills using a telephone bill-pay service, but using a bank routing number and account number that did not belong to him. He was charged with four counts of identity theft. Three of the counts were dismissed, but the one for the largest amount, $1200, was not.

According to Lyon County Attorney Shane Mayer’s office, Jacobson was sentenced for the crime of Identity Theft, a Class D Felony. He received an indeterminate prison term not to exceed five (5) years, which is to run consecutively to a sentence he is currently serving in another matter. He also received a suspended fine, among other penalties and fees.

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