An Iowa man is wanted in Washington County for allegedly writing bad checks at two Blair businesses.

Kendrick M. Owens, 27, of Sergeant Bluff is charged with two counts of first-degree forgery, a Class 3 felony.

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.

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