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Man jailed for stealing $15K from woman’s bank account

Published: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 10:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 10:18 a.m. CDT
Tanner J. Grefe

A Newton man is facing first-degree theft charges for allegedly withdrawing more than $15,000 from a woman’s checking account.

Tanner J. Grefe, 39, is accused of taking the victim’s debit card and making random ATM withdrawals without the victim’s knowledge over the last year.

Bank records showed that over at course of time, Grefe stole $15,344 from the victim’s checking account. When the thefts were discovered, Grefe admitted to them.

Police arrested Grefe when he was seen driving with a suspended license on Saturday. Grefe was seen driving a 2006 silver Chevrolet Impala into Jasper County Sheriff’s Office parking lot.

Grefe’s driver’s license is suspended for non-payment of Iowa fines. Grefe was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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