Mason City, Iowa (AP) – A Clarksville man has been sent to prison for forgery in Mason City.
29 year old Matthew Merrick was sentenced to five years in prison at a hearing Monday. He’d pleaded guilty in December to one felony count and one misdemeanor count.
Court documents say Merrick opened a checking account in the name of another person and then wrote checks on it, forging the person’s signature. The records say he also fraudulently signed a cellphone contract in the name of another person.