Iowa City Man Deposits Cash, Attempts to Leave with over $11,000
There's a variety of ways to 'get rich quick.' The stock market, the lottery, taking on inheritance, etc. A man from Iowa City thought he found a separate (illegal) loophole to fill his pockets. It's safe to say it didn't go the way he had planned.
According to The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Brandon M. Jarvis of Iowa City was captured on camera via CCTV footage at 8:08 p.m. on Friday of last week, "depositing money into a safe at the Walmart store at 2801 Commerce Drive," in Coralville.
The story continues: "The complaint said Jarvis was seen folding a wad of cash and placing it into his left jacket pocket, then folding another wad and placing it into his right pocket. Still more cash was dispensed from the safe and stuffed into a jacket pocket. ... Jarvis was released from the Johnson County Jail by noon Saturday."
Police say the total amount stolen by the 18-year-old was $11,838.15.
Jarvis is facing charges of first-degree theft.
Per Iowacrimelawyer.com, this crime is "The theft of property exceeding $10,000 in value. It is also considered theft in the first degree if you take from a building that has been destroyed due to physical disaster or rioting."
In regards to the penalties that follow, it has this to say: "This is a class C felony and punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $13,660. There is an extra 15% surcharge and $100 court cost on top of the fine. Additionally, if convicted, you will be required to pay restitution to the victim in the matter."