Spencer Man Charged With Forgery, Theft By Sheldon Police

Sheldon, Iowa — A Spencer man faces theft and forgery charges as the result of an investigation by Sheldon and Sioux Center Police.

The investigation dates back to May of this year, when, Sioux Center Police say an employee of Global Equipment in Sioux Center, 42-year-old Christopher McKee of Boyden, was accused of stealing the company’s checkbook and writing checks on the company account. McKee was charged with forgery and theft, according to Sioux Center Police.

Shortly thereafter, Sheldon Police say they were contacted by a Sioux Center officer, and were reportedly informed that three of the stolen checks had been cashed at Peoples Bank in Sheldon. One in the amount of $500, and another in the amount of $400. The third check was reportedly written by McKee to his son, 20-year-old Trey Norton of Spencer, in the amount of $647.35. Court records indicate that Norton allegedly forged the check endorsement and cashed the check at Peoples Bank in Sheldon.

Court records say that Norton is now charged with Forgery, A Class D Felony, and 3rd Degree Theft, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Norton was reportedly arrested on a warrant by O’Brien County authorities earlier this week. Online court records indicate Norton is scheduled for his initial court appearance, a Preliminary Hearing, at 9:30 am on Tuesday August 13th at the O’Brien County Courthouse.

Photo courtesy O’Brien County Jail


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