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Man Wanted for Forgery in Floyd County Facing New Charges Winneshiek County

A northeast Iowa man, accused of forging checks worth almost $20,000 in Floyd County, is facing new charges in Winneshiek County.

According to the criminal complaints in Floyd County, 41-year-old Ryan Vaughn of Fort Atkinson allegedly forged signatures on 10 checks belonging to a 66-year-old victim between August 16th and October 4th. The checks totaled about $17,000, with the money deposited into Vaughn’s account.

Vaughn is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, and 10 counts of forgery, all felonies, plus fifth-degree theft against an older individual.

After Vaughn failed to make an initial court appearance November 13th in Floyd County District Court, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Vaughn was arrested in late November by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office on warrants for violating his probation from his February conviction for fourth-degree theft and domestic abuse assault conviction in March, When he was taken into custody, Vaughn was found in Decorah with his wife, Mindy Vaughn, a violation of a protective order in effect until March 2028.

This week, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office charged Vaughn with five more violations of that no-contact order after he was accused of making five phone calls from jail, over Monday (12.04) and Tuesday (12.05), to Mindy Vaughn while using his daughter’s phone number.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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