Larchwood Man Faces Felony Forgery Charge After Incident At Casino

Larchwood, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman and a Larchwood man have been arrested on theft charges after an incident near Larchwood, and the man was later charged with felony forgery in relation to the incident.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Lyon County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), 37-year-old Daniel Lee Viereck of Larchwood is accused of forging someone else’s name in order to obtain goods or services. He was arrested earlier this month.

In his statement, the DCI agent states that in February of this year, [40-year-old] Tara Smith [of Sioux Falls] and her boyfriend Daniel Viereck used another person’s resort club card to make purchases at Grand Falls Casino. The purchases are said to have included buying food and cigarettes. The agent says each purchase produced a receipt for the transaction that was signed by Viereck with the other person’s name.

Both face misdemeanor theft charges, but Viereck was additionally charged with forgery, a class D felony. If convicted, Viereck could face up to five years in prison.

Court records say Viereck faces arraignment on July 3rd.

At last report, he remained in the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids in lieu of a $9000 bond.