Warren man, six others accused of forging checks at expense of ETI Technical College
A Warren man is accused of defrauding a local college has been indicted in court on Tuesday.
According to the indictment, 34-year-old Eric Pyatt of Warren is charged with multiple counts of passing bad checks, counterfeiting and forgery. The charges date back to May of 2023.
The indictment shows that Pyatt allegedly defrauded the school for over $7,000, and a police report from Niles PD states that he's not the only suspect in this case.
According to the police report, the defrauding began in February of 2023 resulting in about $36,000 being stolen from the school across multiple students.
A police report names 29-year-old Darreion Owens as a suspect in this case, and prosecutors named five more suspects including 25-year-old Asher Lewis, 21-year-old Montria Adair, 18-year-old Kendrick Tipton, 26-year-old Khymoni Honzu and 23-year-old Keyondre Smith.
Court records show indictments filed against all of these suspects with forgery charges, as well as warrants issued for their arrests.
Jail records show that Pyatt was arrested in May on a theft charge, but jail records also show charges related to the incident.
Pyatt is scheduled to be arraigned on July 24 at 9:00 a.m.