Chicago man to stand trial for theft in Mason City

Wellington Tyson
Wellington Tyson

Accused of passing a phony check.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019 9:16 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Chicago man is pleading not guilty to passing a phony check in North Iowa.

Wellington Tyson, 65, is charged with 2nd degree theft. Law enforcement says he used a fake check and someone else’s name to buy nearly $3,000 in items from an auto-electric sale and repair shop in Mason City on June 21.

Tyson’s trial is now scheduled to start on January 14, 2020.

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