A 26-year-old Evansdale man has pleaded guilty to 5th degree theft in connection with his apparent effort to access an internet social media dating site.
Jeremy Keith Asachbrenner was originally accused of forgery for his alleged use of a MasterCard belonging to a Toledo woman to register on the dating site "Are You Interested?"
In a plea agreement, Asachbrenner, admitted to the theft charge in an amount of less than $200 according to the court record.
Tama County District Court Judge Mary E. Chicchelly granted a deferred judgment and placed Asachbrenner on self supervised probation. He was also assessed a $65 civil penalty, is to pay a $300 Department of Correctional Services supervisory enrollment fee and pay victim restitution. He must also pay a $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge.
The orignal forgery charge was filed by Toledo Police Officer Brian Randall on Nov. 27, 2012.