Man who claimed to be wealthy benefactor sentenced for his scams in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Iowa (KYOU) - A man who claimed to be a wealthy benefactor as a way to scam people out of money has been sentenced to ten years in Jefferson County, Iowa.
According to the county attorney, Roger Manning was charged in early 2020 with two counts of theft.
Manning convinced a local victim to write him a check for $15,000 to buy land and then gave the victim a post-dated check for $16,000 linked to an account with insufficient funds to cover that check.
After he was charged and arrested on two counts of theft, Manning posted bond and fled to California.
Jefferson County authorities put a warning about Manning. The office received calls about Manning attempting the same sort of scams.
Eventually, one citizen contacted authorities saying he knew where Manning would be.
Jefferson County and police in Redding, California worked together and were able to arrest Manning who was then extradited back to Iowa to face charges.
On Tuesday, November 30, a judge sentenced him to ten years on each of the two theft counts to run concurrently.
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