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Additional charges filed on woman arrested for forgery

Monday, January 28, 2013

In reference to a press statement issued on Jan. 18, reporting the arrest of Velia Cruz-Monsivais, age 35 of Cherokee on the charge of Forgery, additional charges have been filed.

On Wednesday, Jan. 23 at approximately 7 p.m., police arrested Monsivais a second time at the Storm Lake Police Department following an ongoing investigation into the theft and forging of stolen checks in Storm Lake.

The investigation alleges that Monsivais stole a checkbook from a roommate and forged the stolen checks at businesses in Storm Lake and in Texas totaling more than $1,500.

On Wednesday evening Storm Lake Police charged Monsivais with On-Going Criminal Conduct (class B felony) and Money Laundering (class C felony). She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $35,000 cash bond.