Graaf charged with theft and forgery from Jergens

Krystle Graaf of Humboldt has been charged with six felony counts in allegedly taking funds from her place of employment and depositing them in her own account, according to the Humboldt Police Department.

A Humboldt woman faces charges on six felony counts after allegedly absconding with funds from her place of employment.
On Sept. 23, the Humboldt Police Department (HPD) arrested Krystle Lynn Graaf, 32, of Humboldt, after a multiple-month investigation.
According to the HPD, Graaf began working for Jergens Auto Body and Alignment, 1207 11th St. N. in Humboldt as a part-time employee in December 2014, and began full-time in June 2015. She continued to work this until this past May.
According to the criminal complaint, from Sept. 6, 2017 to May 20, 2019, Graaf committed acts of theft and forgery for her own financial gain on a continuing basis against Jon M. Hotovec, owner of Jergens Body and Alignment.
It is alleged that during the time period in question, Graaf wrote 39 checks to herself, forging the signature of her boss’s name without his authority. The HPD investigation revealed that during the 21 months that the thefts and forgeries occurred, the total amount taken was $56,303.70.
Graaf was released from custody to the Iowa Department of Corrections, pending further legal action. Read the complete story in this week's Humboldt Independent.

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