Iowa City man charged after forging signature on stolen checks, eluding during chase

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- An Iowa City man has been charged after allegedly taking money from his workplace.

Authorities responded to Sam's Pizza on Gilbert on July 28 in reference to an employee theft.

Court documents say Edward Rohn, an employee at Sam's Pizza, was seen on surveillance video taking three checks from an office countertop.

Police say Rohn wrote one of the checks out to himself for $5,000. He then forged the signature of the owner of Sam's PIzza on the check.

Documents say Rohn tried to cash the check at Hill's Bank and Trust after showing his driver's license as identification.

Rohn then left the bank after the staff were suspicious and called Sam's Pizza to make sure the check was legitimate.

Rohn was charged with 3rd Degree Theft and Forgery for the events on July 28.

On July 31, police tried to conduct a traffic stop after a stolen car was reported stolen.

The car, driven by Rohr, didn't stop and led the police on a chase for a few minutes.

Rohr stopped his vehicle on Highway 6 after it was stop-sticked. Documents say Rohr intentionally ran his car into a parked RV, causing damage to the vehicles.

Rohn was charged with eluding and also committed multiple driving violations during the incident.