- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 41-year-old Iowa woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing money while managing property in South Sioux City.

The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal says (https://bit.ly/1tF1vlq ) Melissa Edwards, of Sioux City, entered her plea Monday. She is charged in U.S. District Court with one count of stealing government money. Prosecutors say she stole more than $150,000 by altering and forging checks to real and fake Housing and Urban Development tenants. Prosecutors say Edwards deposited more than 500 falsified checks and forged Section 8 checks into her bank account from October 2011 to October 2013.

Edwards earlier this month was placed on probation in Iowa’s Woodbury County District Court after pleading guilty to second-degree theft for stealing more than $8,000 while manager of a Sioux City apartment complex.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com


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