Iowa City man accused of forging checks stolen from local church; faces 1 felony count


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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police say an Iowa City man forged checks that had been stolen from a local church.

Police tell the Iowa City Press-Citizen ( ) that 24-year-old Jerrell Clemons twice cashed fraudulent checks at a credit union bank inside a grocery store. Police say Clemons forged signatures to write checks to himself in September for $645 and $350.

Police say the checks were stolen from an office at the Church of the Nazarene.

Clemons has been charged with forgery, a felony, and third-degree theft, a misdemeanor.

Clemons could not be reached for comment Saturday.

Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen,

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