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Solid waste district spent tens of thousands on 'luxury' items

Solid waste district spent tens of thousands on 'luxury' items

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board was created by the state Legislature to promote recycling and divert trash from landfills.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help your children manage their money

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help your children manage their money

Sometimes lost in the myriad of news stories lamenting the rise in college student debt is how good ole mom and dad can play a helpful role that has nothing to do with their income.

August 14, 2014 9:21 pm
Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.

August 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge Is key in avoiding scams

GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge Is key in avoiding scams

During a recent Porter County detectives meeting I attended, representatives from local law enforcement agencies shared anecdotes regarding scams they had investigated. With the recent proliferation of debit card and credit card data breaches, nearly everyone has a story to tell of how they …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
Data breach affected Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

Data breach affected Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

MERRILLVILLE | Hackers swiped credit card information from restaurants at 14 White Lodging hotels, including the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

February 03, 2014 4:00 pm

Cedar Lake man charged with theft in credit card purchases

HOBART | A Cedar Lake man used a company credit card to make unauthorized gas purchases, police said.

November 06, 2013 12:05 am
FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

High gas prices have squeezed the wholesale and retail gasoline industries, said Tom Collins, the chief executive officer of Luke Oil.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Taxpayers may get hit with 'convenience fee' under new pay-to-pay law

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 30, 2013 12:45 pm Related

Kouts' "cloud" makes it easier to pay bills

KOUTS | "We're finally in the 21st century," Kouts Council President Tim Jones said Monday after the council approved installation of an electronic invoice cloud for handling its billing services.

April 18, 2013 6:30 pm

Police: Hobart men went on spending spree in with stolen credit card

HOBART | Two Hobart men used a stolen credit card to make more than $1,000 in purchases in Lake and Porter counties, police said.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago man accused of using stolen credit cards in Hobart

HOBART | A 31-year-old Chicago man used stolen credit cards to buy computers and other items at HH Gregg in Hobart, police said.

February 18, 2013 8:15 pm
Cops ask help identifying man suspected in gift card scheme

Cops ask help identifying man suspected in gift card scheme

HOBART | Police are seeking residents' help identifying a man they believe was involved in a Jan. 24 crime.

February 05, 2013 12:05 am

Lake Station man charged with fraud after using stolen credit cards

HOBART | A Lake Station man used stolen credit cards to make purchases in Hobart, Merrillville and Porter County, police said.

January 30, 2013 8:30 pm

Lake County treasurer opens express lane for taxpayers

CROWN POINT | There is a swift, if not entirely painless, way for Lake County property owners to pay their taxes this fall.

October 12, 2012 10:00 pm
Credit Where Credit’s Due

Credit Where Credit’s Due

September 27, 2012 10:21 am
Hobart cops seek information on woman suspected in theft

Hobart cops seek information on woman suspected in theft

HOBART | Police are seeking help in identifying a woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card while shopping at Target on U.S. 30.

September 14, 2012 8:45 pm

Gary man arrested on fraud charge at Portage retailer

PORTAGE | Love has landed a Gary man in jail on fraud charges.

September 05, 2012 6:57 pm
Portage police seek help with identification of theft suspect

Portage police seek help with identification of theft suspect

PORTAGE | Police are investigating the theft of credit cards Friday from a vehicle at a business near U.S. 6 and Veterans Avenue.

August 22, 2012 3:15 pm

Valparaiso pair face charges in Hobart credit card fraud

HOBART | A Valparaiso couple stole a woman's credit card and used it to charge purchases at a Hobart business, police said.

June 28, 2012 10:30 pm
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