Authorities have arrested a Des Moines couple who allegedly devised a scheme to write counterfeit checks using false identification. Forty-six-year-old Jack Hobbs and 31-year-old Cynthia Hobbs were arrested by Mason City police on Wednesday. Lt. Ron Vande Weerd says the couple allegedly would go through the garbage, collecting personal information, then print counterfeit checks and false I.D. cards with their own pictures.
Vande Weerd says the couple even had a computer and printer in their hotel room where they were supposedly making a number of I.D.’s and checks. Jack Hobbs is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $11-thousand-700 bond, while Cynthia Hobbs is being held in jail on an order from the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Vande Weerd says the investigation continues and more charges are pending.