Sioux Falls Man Arrested On Warrant For Passing Fake Checks In Sioux County

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Falls man was arrested this past weekend on a warrant for felony theft and forgery charges.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Sioux County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sioux Center Police Department, 32-year-old Donald Chasse of Sioux Falls is accused of attempting to cash fake checks totaling thousands of dollars. He was arrested on Saturday.

In his statement, the officer states that on November 18, 2022, Chasse entered four American State Bank branches and proceeded to cash four checks. The officer says the checks were fraudulent and made to appear to be from a landscaping business in Sioux Center, and appeared to be signed by someone from that business. According to the officer, the checks were cashed at all four bank branches. The officer says the total value of the checks was $19,852.

Chasse was charged with first degree theft and first degree fraudulent practice, which are both class C felonies, as well as four counts of forgery, which are class D felonies.

If convicted, Chasse could face up to ten years in prison on each class C felony and five years on each class D felony.

Chasse faces a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, July 18th.

At last report, Chasse remained in the Sioux County Jail in Orange City in lieu of a $10,000 cash or surety bond.


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