CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A man accused of defrauding the government is pleading not guilty.
Brian Charles Sachen, 39 of Mason City, is charged with 1st degree theft in Floyd County District Court. Authorities say he received over $10,000 in government benefits for his son after the boy was removed from Sachen’s custody by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Sachen is accused of failing to inform DHS that he no longer had custody of his son.
No trial date has been set.