Clarksville Man Imprisoned For Forgery In Mason City

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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.

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he’s good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.