Carli Ohnemus


MASON CITY | A Whittemore woman accused of felony theft and forgery for cashing phony payroll checks in Mason City has been sentenced on lesser charges. 

Carli Ohnemus, 22, was originally charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony; conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony and forgery, both class D felonies.

According to a plea agreement, Ohnemus pleaded guilty to two counts of prostitution, which are aggravated misdemeanors. The forgery charge was dismissed.

Judge Annette Boehlje ordered Ohnemus to pay $336 in costs, $1,250 in fines, $688 in surcharges and $562 in restitution, a total of $2,836.

Authorities say Ohnemus, Keyera Coleman and Angela Jefferson, both 19 and from Des Moines, cashed more than $3,900 in fake checks Feb. 13 and 14 at Hy-Vee locations in Mason City.

Coleman received a deferred judgment. Jefferson was given a 10-year suspended prison sentence. 

— Ashley Miller

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