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Aurelia man pleads guilty to fraudulent check deposits

Aurelia man pleads guilty to fraudulent check deposits


STORM LAKE, Iowa -- An Aurelia, Iowa, man pleaded guilty Monday to fraudulently depositing checks electronically.

Jason Hastings mugshot


Jason Hastings, 39, entered his plea in Buena Vista County District Court to ongoing criminal conduct, second-degree theft and two counts of forgery. Sentencing was set for June 3.

Storm Lake police arrested Hastings in November. According to court documents, Hastings electronically deposited 13 checks totaling $3,826, knowing they had been previously deposited, drawn from United Bank of Iowa from July 30 through Sept. 19.

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