Bainbridge man accused of engaging in corrupt activity

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A major in Geauga County has charged a local business owner accused of using his business to obtain loans with forged documents.

A Geauga County grand jury has indicted a local business owner accused of using his business to obtain loans with forged documents.

Mark Hoehn, 68, of Bainbridge Township, has been charged with multiple counts, including one count of engaging in corrupt activity, first degree felony, two counts of theft from a person in one protected class, two counts of grand theft, three counts of telecommunications fraud and 28 counts of counterfeiting.

The main charge in the indictment carries a potential maximum sentence of 11 years in prison.

Geauga County District Attorney Jim Flaiz said the charges stem from a three-month investigation by Bainbridge Township Police into numerous financial transactions by Hoehn through his company, Odyssey Printware, located on Aurora Road.

“This was a cooperative effort led by the Bainbridge Township Police Department to prevent a series of financial frauds from claiming more lives,” said Flaiz, adding that the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the prosecutor’s office had assisted the Bainbridge detective office in the investigation.

According to the indictment, from December 28, 2018 to March 11, 2020, Hoehn is accused of using his business, Odyssey Printware, to obtain loans from an 86-year-old Bainbridge resident using false documents.

He is also accused of securing further loans for his business through a series of unauthorized credit card charges and false documents that victimized two other businesses in the area, according to police.

Hoehn is scheduled to appear before Judge Carolyn Paschke of the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas on November 4 at 8:30 a.m.

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