Public Safety

Police: Coralville man stole more than $20,000

First-degree theft punishable by up to 10 years in prison

CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from his employer.

According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, 50-year-old David F. Sowers was employed as the general manager for a company not identified in the criminal complaint for a period of time, including from Oct. 4, 2015, to July 12, 2016. Police said during that time, Sowers fraudulently deposited 62 client checks into his personal bank account at Collins Community Credit Union.

Those checks were worth a total of $21,307.17, police said.

Police said Sowers also altered deposits to reflect “inflated” payments going into some of the client accounts.

According to a statement from the credit union, Sowers was employed there as vice president of sales and service from November 2008 to August 2009. He was not working there at the time of the alleged thefts.

Sowers has been arrested and faces one count of first-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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