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Arrest warrants issued for Iowa City women on theft charges


Authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of three Iowa City women on theft charges.

Raquel Taylor, 37, 2250 Taylor Drive, and Sonya Taylor, 58, are suspected of two counts of second-degree theft and two counts of unauthorized use of a credit card occurring on Nov. 11.

Cleaster Yusuf, 51, 2220 Davis St., is suspected of second-degree theft and unauthorized use of a credit card on Nov. 11.

According to the affidavit, the suspects used credit cards from a stolen wallet at various points throughout the day on Nov. 11. They did not know the owner of the cards, the affidavit said, and they were not given permission to use the cards by the owner.

The suspects went to at least eight stores throughout Johnson County to use the credit cards, the affidavit said. They admitted, the affidavit said, to purchasing items with the credit cards.

Some $2,167.90 in fraudulent charges were made, the affidavit said.

Yusuf allegedly found the wallet, the affidavit said. She has been convicted of theft in the past.

Second-degree theft and unauthorized use of a credit card are Class-D felonies.

— Kayli Reese

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