Davenport man sentenced to 3 years prison for theft


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Posted Online: Feb. 07, 2013, 6:59 pm
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By Rachel Warmke rwarmke@qconline.com
A Davenport man, who cooked up a check-cashing scheme using other people's bank accounts, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of felony theft and was sentenced to three years in prison.

During a plea hearing in Rock Island County Circuit Court, Judge Walter Braud ordered Shon Mathias Johnson, 44, to pay $6,690 in restitution andserve one year of supervised release after he's released from prison.

Rock Island Deputy Police Chief Jason Foy said that during September, Mr. Johnson employed several other people to open bank accounts at IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, 4206 5th Ave., then used the corresponding ATM card to fraudulently "withdraw money that wasn't there."

Mr. Johnson carried out these transactions for several weeks before police discovered the scheme and arrested him in late September, officials said.

















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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