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Gilman man enters plea in check-fraud scheme

32-year-old Adam Hall of Gilman pleaded guilty (Thursday) to theft over $100,000 in a check-fraud scheme in Champaign. Hall admitted his role in stealing cash from a Champaign business last year.

Sentencing is set for June 16.

The Champaign County State’s Attorney’s office states Hall pleaded guilty, admitting that between August and December of last year, he took part in 38 transactions that involved the theft of $144,568 from Martin One Source, a printing company at 808 Country Fair Drive.

Assistant State’s Attorney Joel Fletcher agreed to seek a prison sentence of no more than eight years for Hall, even though penalties for the crime range from probation to four to 15 years in prison.

Hall admitted that he cashed checks written to a fictitious vendor by Kimberly Allen, 35, of Buckley, an employee of the company who was responsible for paying vendors.

Allen was also charged in late January with theft over $100,000. Her case is unresolved, and she’s due back in court May 23.

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