Lewis man’s trial on forgery charges set for Dec. 20th


November 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Cass County man is scheduled to appear in court next month on felony charges related to the theft of money from his grandmother. 26-year old David Allen Coenen, of Lewis, faces four counts of Forgery, for allegedly writing checks from his grandmother’s account. He’s scheduled to appear in Shelby County District Court on December 20th.

David Allen Coenen

Coenen entered a written plea of Not Guilty to the charges, on November 14th. His pre-trial hearing will take place Monday, November 28th. If convicted of the class D Felony charges, Coenen faces a maximum of 20 years in jail, with additional fines totaling $20,000.

According to complaints filed through the court system October 4th, Coenen allegedly signed his grandmother’s name on four checks from August 30th through September 5th, 2011. The checks were written to a bar and two separate gas stations, all of which are in Harlan.