Former Capstone employee charged for forging checks from clients

Nov. 30—An ex-employee of Capstone Behavioral Healthcare was arrested on a warrant Nov. 26 in Scott County after police allege she solid checks from shoppers for over a month, totaling $1,740. In response to the police report, 27-year-old Mackenzie Smith has been charged with 18 counts of forgery and second-degree theft.

Newton Police Division met with employees of Capstone in reference to the alleged theft and verify fraud at 1:49 pm. Sept. 13. Employees advised police that the now ex-employee had been forging checks from shoppers at First Newton Nationwide Financial institution (FNNB). Video footage from the financial institution reveals Smith cashing the cast checks.

Throughout that month-long time interval, two checks have been cashed after Smith was fired. 4 shoppers have been within the hospital and 7 of the shoppers weren’t sufferers of Smith and she or he had no cause to have their checks. Police say 18 checks have been solid by Smith, who by the point the crime was reported resided in Ft. Dodge.

Not one of the shoppers gave Smith permission to money the checks or hold the funds.

Smith was discovered, arrested and transported to Jasper County Jail.

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