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.