Sioux County Sheriff

Hull theft and forgery investigation leads to arrest – April 20

On Wednesday, April 20, at 5:41 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Austin Vink, age 29, of Hull, IA.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began earlier in April when a bank officer reported suspicious activity on two customer’s accounts.

Upon further investigation, deputies discovered that Vink stole checks from the victims while employed for residential cleaning services; he then wrote the stolen checks to himself for an amount totaling $6,050. It was also discovered that Vink stole cash from one of the victims; both victims reside in Hull.

Vink was charged with two counts of forgery, two counts of felony theft and one count of misdemeanor theft.