Friday, March 18, 2016

Tiffin, IA: Man Arrested After Billing County Jail for His Cable and Phone Bills

A 33-year-old man from Tiffin, IA, was arrested this week after being accused of billing the Johnson County Jail for his cable and phone bill. This man had been incarcerated at the Johnson County Jail back in December 2015 when seeds of this alleged crime were sewn:
When released from the jail, Johnson was given a check. Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said that check was written for the remaining balance on Johnson’s commissary account, which all inmates get upon their release. 

Authorities said days after his release, Johnson used the bank and routing information of that jail check to pay for the cable and phone bill for his Tiffin apartment. The total amount charged to the jail was $350.16.
This man from Tiffin has been charged with one count of identity theft, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison.

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