An Iowa man accused of writing bad checks at two Blair businesses accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in Washington County District Court.

Kendrick M. Owens, 28, of Sergeant Bluff pleaded no contest to first-degree forgery, a Class 3 felony. A second charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Owens could face up to four years in prison, two years post-release supervision, a $25,000 fine and be ordered to pay restitution.

Judge John E. Samson ordered a presentence investigation. Sentencing is set for April 7.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by a Blair police detective, Owens used a Minnesota man's information to obtain a Nebraska identification card and open a checking account at a Sioux City, Iowa, bank on April 15.

Four days later, Owens wrote a check for $641.99 at Bomgaars in Blair. The loss prevention manager for Bomgaars identified Owens due to other cases he is involved in at stores in Sioux City.

On the same day, Owens wrote a check for $330.61 at Blair Ace Hardware.

Both checks were returned due to insufficient funds.