Omaha Man Accused Of Passing Fake Check Faces Felony Charges

Ireton, Iowa — An Omaha man has been arrested on felony forgery charges after he allegedly passed a bad check in Ireton.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 59-year-old Eugene McMiller of Omaha is accused of fraudulently cashing a fake check at an Ireton bank. He was arrested on Monday.

In his statement, the deputy says that on April 4 of this year, McMiller entered the Iowa State Bank in Ireton and attempted to cash a check in the amount of $2,889.11. The deputy says McMiller endorsed the check in front of the cashier and was given cash. It was later discovered that the check was fraudulent, according to the deputy.

McMiller was charged with second-degree theft and forgery, both class D felonies. If convicted, McMiller could face up to five years in prison on each count.

He faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on Tuesday, June 11th.

At last report, McMiller remained in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City in lieu of a $5000 cash or surety bond.


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