Mason City woman accused of stealing $123K from Clear Lake business worked as tattoo shop receptionist

Alleged Clear Lake Theft

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(ABC 6 News) – A Mason City woman accused of stealing more than $123,000 from a Clear Lake business allegedly took money in cash, and made large cash deposits into her own bank account, according to court documents.

Malorie Lynn Hallock, 39, was arrested Nov. 16 on one charge of 1st-degree theft.

According to the warrant for Hallock’s arrest, Clear Lake police allege that Hallock took $123,665.45 from Studio 65, a tattoo business located at 210 Highway 18.

CLPD claimed that Hallock admitted to stealing around $80,000 from the business.

According to Hallock’s criminal complaint, her bank account allegedly had large deposits of cash correlating with the amounts stolen from Studio 65 between Jan. 6 and Oct. 10, 2023.

Hallock worked as a receptionist at Studio 65, the tattoo shop, and its related Garner, IA event business, according to Studio 65 Facebook posts.


(ABC 6 News) – According to Clear Lake police, a Mason City woman is accused of stealing more than $123,000 from a Clear Lake business between January and October of 2023.

According to police, the business, located in the 200 block of Highway 18, reported a suspected theft on Oct. 11.

After an investigation, police allegedly found that an employee had stolen the funds.

Malorie Lynn Hallock, 39, the employee accused of the theft, was arrested Nov. 16 and released the same day on bond, according to police.

According to Iowa online court records, law enforcement issued a $10,000 warrant for her arrest Monday, Nov. 13.

Hallock faces a charge of 1st-degree theft, according to Iowa court records.

Police requested that anyone with more information about the case contact the Clear Lake PD at 641-357‐2186.

Hallock is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo Court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 1.