FOREST CITY | A Forest City has been charged with felony fraud for allegedly misrepresenting his employment status to receive more than $10,000 in benefits.
Jon Emil Peterson, 43, faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.
Winnebago County Attorney Kelsey Beenken filed the charge of first-degree fraudulent practice on April 11.
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The charging document states Peterson misrepresented his employment status and income from Jan. 4, 2015, to June 4, 2018, to Iowa Workforce Development to receive more than $10,000 in unemployment benefits to which he was not entitled.
Peterson's arraignment is scheduled for May 7 in Winnebago County District Court.
-- Mary Pieper