Sioux Falls Woman Arrested, Accused Of Forging Checks In Lyon County

Rock Rapids, Iowa — A Sioux Falls woman has been arrested on a warrant for felony forgery charges after an investigation.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Lyon County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, 42-year-old Jaime Estenson of Sioux Falls is accused of attempting to mobile-deposit a number of fraudulent checks. She was arrested on a warrant on Tuesday, July 25th.

In his statement, the DCI agent says that on July 11, 2022, in Lyon County, Estenson was found to be in possession of numerous printed bank checks, blank check paper that matched the printed checks, printed checks with altered writing to increase amounts, two scanners with blank checks located on the scanner glass, and numerous checks made out to Estenson and other individuals. He says that through the course of the investigation, the checks were found to be fraudulent and had attempted to be mobile-deposited into accounts belonging to Estenson.

Estenson was charged with forgery, which in this case is a class D felony. If convicted, Estenson could face up to five years in prison.

She faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on Friday, August 4th.

At last report, Estenson remained in the Lyon County Jail in Rock Rapids in lieu of a $5000 bond.