The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

April 9, 2013

Man caught passing bad checks

CLINTON — A Davenport man is facing six counts of forgery and interference with official acts after allegedly passing fraudulent checks at a Clinton credit union.

Kurt M. Rohwedder, 47, of Davenport, is being held at the Clinton County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. His next court appearance is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Rohwedder is accused of receiving approximately $2,120.90 in cash from fraudulent checks cashed at Aegis Credit Union, 1200 N. Second St., since March 26. According to a court affidavit, he allegedly passed six checks totaling $9,611.02 between March 26 and April 1.

According to court documents, Clinton police officers responded at 10 a.m. April 1 to Aegis Credit Union for a fraud complaint and were advised that Rohwedder was attempting to pass two fraudulent checks for $6,550 and $689.34. Upon the officers’ arrival, Rohwedder fled on foot abandoning his vehicle in the parking lot, according to the affidavit. He was apprehended after a foot chase that led police officers northbound on Second Street to 13th Avenue North.

According to court documents, Rohwedder admitted to cashing the two checks that day as well as four others previously. He told police that he received the checks in the mail after answering employment ads on Craigslist and admitted he did no work for them, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit continues that Rohwedder conversed with the person sending the checks via e-mail and text, but never in person. He told officers that he thought the checks were suspicious and that he fled from police because he did not want to get into trouble, according to court documents.

Police searched Rohwedder’s vehicle with his permission, according to the affidavit. Officers located two more checks addressed to him.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • World Book Night 1 Clinton Public Library hosts largest World Book Night event in the country

    CLINTON -- With more than 21 titles and 800 copies to give away, what reader wouldn't adore an event like World Book Night? Organizers at the Clinton Public Library wondered the same Wednesday, and were pleased with turnout for the third annual event

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Officials: Future bright for Thomson prison

    FULTON, Ill. -- After more than 12 years of waiting, a long list of broken promises and millions of dollars worth of idle investments, the future is looking a little brighter for the Thomson Correctional Center. Following a $166.3 million federal bud

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24-14 Golf cart tour photo National Wildlife and Fish Refuge to host golf cart tours THOMSON, Ill. -- Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are hosting Refuge Golf Cart Tours that travel through the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The tours are free and open to all ages. Trips are the first and th

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man charged in meth case CLINTON -- A Clinton man has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Timothy W. Atkinson, 35, 1419 Honey Lane, was arrested Sunday after Clinton police executed a search warrant at his residence.

    April 24, 2014

  • Workers Memorial Day 2014 events scheduled CLINTON -- Working families, faith leaders and local officials will gather around Iowa, Friday through Monday, for a vigil to commemorate those who have perished or suffered injuries or illness on the job and to call on Congress to create safe jobs f

    April 24, 2014

  • Coalition alerting parents to underage drinking CAMANCHE -- There are two significant milestones that many students look forward to during their high school careers -- prom and graduation. However, because of bad decision-making, some students will never get to experience those rights of passage

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-24-14 Dutch Days Preview Photo Dutch Days: 40 years and counting

    FULTON, Ill. -- A spring-time staple will return for its 40th consecutive year. The community will come together once again May 2 to celebrate Fulton's heritage at the 40th annual Dutch Days Festival. Dutch Days committee chairwoman and City Alderwom

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judge denies guilty plea withdrawal CLINTON -- A Clinton County District Court judge has denied a man's attempt at withdrawing a guilty plea. Eric R. Hook, 45, 900 S. 10th St., was sentenced last week to no more than five years in prison for willful injury causing bodily injury, a clas

    April 24, 2014

  • Man charged in meth case

    A Clinton man has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

    Timothy W. Atkinson, 35, 1419 Honey Lane, was arrested Sunday after Clinton police executed a search warrant at his residence.

    April 23, 2014

  • Judge denies guilty plea withdrawal

    A Clinton County District Court judge has denied a man's attempt at withdrawing a guilty plea.

    Eric R. Hook, 45, 900 S. 10th St., was sentenced last week to no more than five years in prison for willful injury causing bodily injury, a class D felony. He also was given a sentence of no more than two years in prison for domestic abuse assault, second offense, to be served concurrently.

    April 23, 2014

Facebook
Clinton
Camanche
Fulton
Clinton Herald photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.