- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

TIFFIN, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has been arrested on charges that he used money from a jail bank account to pay his bills.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/22scuj5 ) reports 34-year-old Lorenzo Johnson, of Tiffin, was arrested Thursday and charged with identity theft under $1,000.

A police complaint says he used the Johnson County Jail’s bank account to pay for his Mediacom cable and phone bill in December. The jail was charged $350.16.

Police say Johnson previously received a check from the jail after being released on charges. He allegedly used the bank and routing number from the check to make the transaction.

Johnson was booked and released from jail on Thursday.

A phone listing for Johnson could not be located. Court records do not list the name of an attorney.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/



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