Two Charged After Stolen Checks Investigated

Two people charged last week with violation of a no contact order, now face additional charges.

Saturday morning, Storm Lake police were dispatched to 118 Oneida Street to investigate a theft of personal checks. Officers were told several personal checks had allegedly been stolen from the residence last Tuesday, and two of his checks had reportedly been forged on April 11th and 12th in Storm Lake. Police also received a report from Citizens First National Bank on North Lake Avenue of a person allegedly forging and cashing a third stolen check from the Oneida Street address. The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Shane Meyer, who left the bank walking southbound.

Police learned Meyer’s girlfriend, 36-year-old Lindsey Mortensen of Storm Lake, was staying at the Budget Inn Motel. Police met with Mortensen, and allege they saw the motel room bed mattress moving. They located Meyer hiding under the mattress and took him into custody. Mortensen was also arrested as there was an order of protection preventing the two from being together.

Police allege Mortensen was in the possession of a stolen credit card from the Oneida Street residence. She was charged with possession of stolen property and violation of a no contact order, both simple misdemeanors.

Meyer was charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a class “B” felony… three counts of forgery , a class “D” felony… and violation of a no contact order, a simple misdemeanor. Meyer and Mortensen was both held in jail without bond.

Police say the investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.