An Indianapolis man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of corrupt business influence, admitting to being part of a payroll check scheme.
Josh L. Allen, 28, was originally charged with seven different counts – ranging from theft to forgery to the most serious charge of corrupt business influence.
He was one of a number of people charged with conspiring to steal money through a paycheck scam.
Seven people were accused of cashing fake payroll checks that appeared to come from Eagle Contracting, according to court documents.
This summer, three of the group – Jennifer E. Kelly, Phillip Brant, and Donald Blitz – were sentenced to prison time and ordered to pay $46,211 in restitution each.
Kurt Hinkle pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Cases are pending against James Terry and John Koss Jr. Koss has not yet been arrested.