Chicago men charged with forgery, identity deception

2012-12-06T00:00:00Z Chicago men charged with forgery, identity deceptionBy Times Staff
December 06, 2012 12:00 am  • 

HOBART | Two Chicago men used fraudulent credentials in an attempt to buy items from two Hobart jewelry stores, police said.

John Hancock, 29, and Dartanyan Porche, 46, were charged with two counts of forgery and two counts of identity deception in Lake Criminal Court.

Police Detective Nick Wardrip was called on Nov. 23 to Jared Jewelry Store at the Westfield Southlake Mall on a report of possible identity fraud, court documents state.

Hancock and Porche were identified by the store manager as two men who had attempted to complete a credit application for purchase of jewelry, court documents state.

The store manager said she discovered the fraudulent credentials after calling the credit company and learning the application had been flagged, court documents state.

The two men also reportedly made fraudulent applications at another store, court documents state.


Copyright 2014 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About Hobart

City Hall
414 Main Street Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-1940

Police Department
705 E. Fourth St. Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-1125

Fire Department
400 E. 10th Street Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-5184

Public Works
414 Main Street Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-6121

School City of Hobart
32 East 7th Street, Hobart, In 46342
(219) 942-8885

Latest Local Offers