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Man who posed as Iowa meteorologist sentenced

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DAVENPORT (AP) -

A Davenport man who posed as a local television meteorologist has been fined and given probation.

Online court records say 24-year-old Matt Wendt pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of identity theft. He was given a year of probation. He also was fined $625 on each count.

Wendt was accused of impersonating Greg Dutra, a meteorologist for KWQC-TV in Davenport, on social media accounts. Dutra has said he was contacted by a woman who said she and Dutra had communicated through several messages online.

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