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'Talent' Finalist Under Criminal Investigation

9/10/2009 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He's stealing the spotlight on "America's Got Talent," but one of the drummers in the band Recycled Percussion -- who made it to the "AGT" final 10 last night -- is also accused of stealing a ton of cash from a person who helped get his career off the ground.

'Talent' Finalist Under Criminal Investigation

The guy with the bad highlights is Justin Spencer -- and he used to be the treasurer for the company that managed Recycled Percussion ... until his business partner told New Hampshire police that Spencer embezzled nearly $200,000 from the company account.

Cops opened an investigation into Spencer's activities -- and we're told they have built a serious case against the guy. In fact, detectives have just handed the case over to the Hillsborough County Attorney who will decide whether or not to press charges.

We're told the C.A. could have an indictment ready in as few as three weeks -- two weeks after the show's winner is to be announced.

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Dirtbag    

ops

1780 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

What a charming young gent......NOT!!!

1780 days ago
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dustymomo    

Wow, that is pretty scary dude. Go figure! I really thing they stand a good chance to win.

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1780 days ago
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happygirl    

People who have followed RP for years know the troubles Justin has had in the past. Fame does crazy things to a person (and RP has had their share of fame and followers). Justin has apparently cleaned up his act and is trying to make things work. No excuses if he did what he is being accused of, but I gotta hand it to the guy for trying to turn things around. some people would run and hide behind their agents and lawyers.

1780 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

Nice hairstyle though...... or is it a hat? a raccoon? Doing it for a dare?

1780 days ago
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Linda Mott    

Don't these shows have someone to check out the contestants? I realize that there may be one or two that slip through by changing their name or commit a crime as a juvenile, but this is happening much too often.

1780 days ago
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bitzod    

By canada`s welfare jewish talents.Since when did hiring non america talent save the jewish nation?.hiring the best talent pays hollywood MORE money rabby thus save jews.Hiring outside smitty actors cost americans the markets and runs off international markets.Yes most jews know money but the rabbi talking trash about american`s cost all of us money.

1780 days ago
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streetdude    

Get a new drummer quick,and kick Justin Spencer to the curb

1780 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1780 days ago
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Kilmerfan    

The Government wanks smell money.

1780 days ago
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the a-hole    

He was caught selling powdered-gay.

1780 days ago
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haskel420    

I WANNA SHAVE THAT D~BAGS HEAD..!!

1780 days ago
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Tyler Beckett    

I hear the idiot admitted to stealing an identity in court... and his lawyer didn't stop him. That kids and that band smoke more weed than the country of Jamaica... glad their charade is over.

1780 days ago
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Black Power    

These shows take these people off the street and try to make them a star. Background checks take too long to do everybody, so they mostly wait until they are a sure thing before taking action. There are a lot of people out there who do criminal and stupid things. The shows don't care. Until it is too late.

1780 days ago
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RP amiga    

I think it's pretty funny that everyone seems to BELIEVE tmz's report. Make sure your facts are accurate and then post a comment.

1780 days ago
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