A Harvey man is accused of spending hundreds of dollars on debit cards in Pella he was not authorized to use.
Justin Dean Vermeer, 27, is charged with forgery, a class D felony, four counts of unauthorized credit card use, and theft in the 4th degree. According to court records, Vermeer forged a signature to deposit the victim’s social security check into that person’s account, only to use the victim’s debit cards to spend the money. Vermeer is accused of spending and withdrawing a total of $440 at Pella businesses.
He is also charged with violating probation related to a 2015 guilty plea to control of a firearm by a felon and trafficking a weapon, first offense, which held a 10-year suspended prison sentence.