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Ames Police Blotter: Ames Woman Charged for Cashing Fake Check

Woman charged in cashing fake check and other arrests from the Ames Police Department.

Ames Woman Arrested for Summer Forgery

 

An Ames woman was charged with felony forgery for allegedly cashing a fake check in June.

Melissa Batzer, 21, Ames, was charged with forgery, a Class D felony, last week for allegedly cashing a fake check at the Dahl's Foods store, according to criminal complaints at the Ames Police Department.

Batzer allegedly cashed an $856 check written from a company purported to be King Enterprises on June 3 using her driver's license as identification, according to criminal complaints. She then gave some of that money to the man who gave her the fake check.

Forgery is a Class D felony punishable up to five years in prison.

 

Read more arrests below.

 

Jan. 17

 

Melissa Batzer, 21, 1516 Roosevelt Ave., Ames, was charged with forgery at 8:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 19

Evan Johnson, 23, 303 Stanton Ave., Ames, was charged with public intoxication at 2:15 a.m.

 

John Petersen, 38, 1511 Carroll Ave., Ames, was charged with operating while intoxication, first offense; and failure to obey a stop or yield sign at 1:36 a.m.

 

Jan. 20

 

David Bollig, 41, 5615 West Lincoln Way, Ames, was charged with driving while licensed denied at 12:43 p.m.

 

Nicholas Fischer, 34, 4708 Steinbeck St., Ames, was charged with failure to obey a stop or yield sign and operating while intoxicated, second offense, at 12:35 a.m.

 

Kurt Martin, 18, of Story City was charged with operating while intoxicated, first offense at 6:45 p.m.

 

April Smith, 25, 450 E. Seventh St., Ames, was charged with fifth-degree theft, at 2:04 a.m.

 

Terry Teng, 25, 2625 Hunt St., Ames, was charged with public intoxication, at 2:15 a.m.

 

Demante Vaughn, 21, 1534 Indiana Ave., Ames, was charged with public consumption, at 2:19 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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