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Corrupt business charge admitted

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.

rgreen@jg.net

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