MASON CITY, Iowa – A Chicago man is back in North Iowa to face a 2nd degree theft charge.
Wellington Tyson, 64, was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail Thursday night on $10,000 bond. He’s accused of using a fake check and a phony name to buy $2,846.10 worth of merchandise from Floyd and Leonard, an auto-electric sale and repair business in Mason City.
Investigators say the theft happened on June 21 and surveillance video and identifying information on the phony check led them to Tyson. A criminal complaint was filed on August 30 and a warrant for Tyson’s arrest was filed on September 3.
Court documents state Tyson has numerous prior convictions for theft and forgery.