5 Year Sentence In Check Forgery Case

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Shelbyville – A Moweaqua man has entered a guilty plea in a check forgery case.

According to the Shelby County News John Shuster entered a guilty plea on three counts of forgery and has been sentenced to 5 years in the Department of Corrections.

Shuster admitted to stealing checks from his grandfather, Donald Shuster.  Shuster tried to cash one of the checks at a bank in Pana.  He was later arrested by the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.

Charges are still pending against a co-defendant, Carl Tuttle of Peoria.

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