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