KLEMME — A co-owner of a Klemme business has been charged with identity theft.
Tina Marie Badker, 41, one of the owners of the Shamrock Restaurant and Lounge, faces one count of identity theft, a Class D felony.
A preliminary hearing is set for 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 24 in Hancock County District Court. She will enter a plea at arraignment, set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 26 in Hancock County District Court. She entered a not guilty plea at her initial appearance on Jan. 10, according to court records.
Badker is accused of using the Social Security number of her business partner to try and obtain service from Alliant Energy on July 11, 2011, according to the complaint.
The complaint said Alliant shut off power to Badker’s residence and since she had bad credit and knew her business partner had good credit, she allegedly used his Social Security number to try and obtain service.
The Hancock County Recorder's Office said Badker and Craig M. Clark are the owners of the business on 114 E. Main St. in Klemme.
Badker listed the Shamrock as her employer in court records and also listed a business loan as one of her debt payment obligations.
Rae Yost is the editor of the Forest City Summit and Britt News-Tribune, which are also Lee Enterprises publications.