MASON CITY | A Mason City man received a five-year suspended prison sentence Monday for forgery and credit card fraud.
James L. Fransen, 41, was given a five-year suspended sentence for forgery as a Class D felony and a two-year suspended sentence for credit card fraud as an aggravated misdemeanor. The two sentences are to be served concurrently.
He was fined $750 for forgery and $625 for credit card fraud and ordered to pay $35 restitution.
Fransen received five years of probation for forgery and two years of probation for credit card fraud.
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He pleaded guilty in November.
Fransen wrote out someone else's checks to receive goods and cash at Tobacco Outlet, 1610 S. Federal Ave., on Jan. 16, 2015, according to the Mason City Police Department.
He also used a debit card that didn't belong to him to withdraw $40 in cash from the ATM at Kum & Go, 1224 N. Federal Ave., on Jan. 8, 2015, according to police.
— Mary Pieper