Plea change hearing set for Mason City woman accused of stealing over $123K from Clear Lake business

CLEAR LAKE — A plea change hearing has been set for a Mason City woman charged with stealing over $123,000 from a Clear Lake business.

The Clear Lake Police Department says 39-year-old Malorie Hallock was arrested on November 16th and charged with first-degree theft. A criminal complaint filed in Cerro Gordo County District Court says she stole the money from the tattoo parlor Studio 65 between January 6th and October 10th of last year.

The complaint states that Hallock admitted to stealing about $80,000 from the business, depositing the stolen cash into her own bank account. The complaint says Hallock’s bank account had large deposits of cash that correlated with the amount that had been missing from the business.

Hallock’s trial was scheduled to start on May 14th, but court records show a plea change hearing has now been scheduled for May 13th in Cerro Gordo County District Court.