STORM LAKE, Iowa | A Storm Lake woman is in jail after she falsely reported a stolen debit card and then fled the state, police say.
Yicel Vrieze, 22, reported to Storm Lake police in July that her debit card had been stolen and used for a series of unauthorized transactions totaling more than $500, a release issued by the Storm Lake Police Department said.
Police concluded that Vrieze conducted the transactions herself after identifying her using the card on a store video camera, the release said.
Police attempted to re-interview Vrieze and learned that she had left the state. The release said a warrant was issued for her arrest.
On Monday, Feb. 2, police located Vrieze at a residence in Storm Lake and arrested her for filing a false report to law enforcement, a serious misdemeanor. She was booked into Buena Vista County Jail and held on a $1,000 bond.