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Deception

Whiting man, 68, sentenced in car loan scheme

HAMMOND | A Whiting man was sentenced to seven months of home detention Friday for his role in a fraudulent car loan scheme, the U.S. attorney's office reported.

May 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Gary woman sentenced in housing scheme

HAMMOND | A Gary real estate agent was sentenced Friday to 10 months at the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Bradley Center in Michigan City and two years of supervised release, court records state.

May 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Developer charged with stealing Riverdale funds

CHICAGO | A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stole $370,000 from Riverdale.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Eugene Wilson Sr. sentenced in fraudulent investment scheme

HAMMOND | A Merrillville man was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Friday for defrauding friends of at least $1.5 million in an investment scheme.

February 07, 2014 5:06 pm

2 charged with fraud, forgery using Valpo woman's checks

HOBART | An area couple forged and cashed checks they had stolen from a house in Valparaiso, police said.

August 25, 2013 12:05 am

Griffith woman charged with forgery at Walmart in Hobart

HOBART | A Griffith woman attempted to cash a counterfeit check for nearly $3,000 at Walmart in Hobart, police said.

July 06, 2013 12:05 am

4 charged with attempting to use fake bills at Hobart store

HOBART | Four Chicagoans were caught attempting to pass counterfeit $100 bills at the Hobart Target store, police said.

June 17, 2013 9:00 pm

Former Merrillville attorney sentenced in perjury case

CHICAGO | Former Merrillville attorney Fred Cuppy will spend a year and a day in federal prison following a perjury conviction involving a scheme to hide the wealth of a hospital official.

March 14, 2013 5:31 pm

Midlothian man charged with issuing bad check to Hobart oil company

HOBART | A 54-year-old Midlothian man issued a fraudulent $3,680 check to a Hobart business owner, police said.

February 18, 2013 8:15 pm

C.P. man accused of forgery, fraud on a financial institution

HOBART | A  27-year-old Crown Point man forged checks not meant for him, police said. 

December 12, 2012 12:05 am

Chicago men charged with forgery, identity deception

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

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
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