News of record: March 26, 2014

Kossuth Co. alerts residents of scam

ALGONA – The Kossuth County sheriff’s office is asking residents to be wary of a scam that has been reported locally involving debit and credit card fraud.

Two reports have come in to the sheriff’s office after residents reported suspicious activity on their accounts. According to a statement from the Kossuth County sheriff’s office, those residents recently used their debit or credit cards in Fairmont, Minn.

“The Fairmont Police Department has confirmed that they were contacted by a local bank in Fairmont last Friday of suspicious activity on several different accounts,” the department said in a press release.

Unauthorized attempted transactions have been reported in other states, including Arizona, Georgia and Michigan. The source of the information breach has not yet been determined.

Kossuth County residents who have seen suspicious activity on their accounts are asked to contact both their bank and report the unauthorized use immediately.

The incidents should also be reported to the Kossuth County sheriff’s office at 295-3514.



O’BRION – Alison and Joey, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, March 17, 2014.

WAITES – Danelle, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, March 21. 2014.

CAIN – Sarah and Paul, Fort Dodge, a girl, Sunday, March 23, 2014.

STARK – Brittany, Fort Dodge, a boy, Monday, March 24, 2014.

GRUVER – Connie and Jason, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, March 24, 2014.

VALLEY – Amanda, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Police Log



Captain Hook’s reported a burglary.

John Larson reported criminal mischief.

Legendz reported a theft.

Two people each reported a theft.

A person reported a runaway.

Magistrate Court



Parole violation – Troy A. McGee, 45, 1205 Ave. B, sent to Parole Board.

Probation violation, two counts – Donna J. Osborn, 56, 131 N. Eighth St., No. 25, sent to District Court.

Leaving the scene of an accident – Elmer R. Neussendorfer, 64, Urbandale, $230.

Failure to maintain control – Elmer R. Neussendorfer, 64, Urbandale, $190.

Overweight vehicle, three counts – Thomas R. Mather, 53, Boone, trial set for April 9.

Dark windshield – Jacob M. Cullum, 28, Paton, trial set for April 9.

Careless driving – Jacob M. Cullum, 28, Paton, trial set for April 9.

Speeding – Gregory D. Snow, 44, Perry, trial set for April 9.


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