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Embezzlement

Former deputy township trustee accused of failing to file federal tax returns

HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for Michigan Township in LaPorte County was indicted Wednesday on three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.

June 19, 2014 8:30 pm

LaPorte police officer charged with embezzling FOP money

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer has been charged with embezzling $7,000 from the LaPorte Fraternal Order of Police for Chicago Cubs tickets and other personal expenses.

June 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Crown Point woman sentenced for embezzling

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman was sentenced Friday to eight months of home detention and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and $17,000 in restitution for embezzling money from a region bank.

April 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Former Lake Ridge school official faces federal charges

HAMMOND | A former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager was charged in federal court with embezzling $134,054 in school funds, according to court records.  

March 20, 2014 8:30 pm

C.P. woman pleads guilty to stealing from former employer

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to embezzling from her former employer.

January 02, 2014 7:45 pm

Ex-firefighter will plead guilty in theft of department funds

LAPORTE | For several years, Donald Gambrel embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the Fire Department whose funds he was entrusted to guard.

June 20, 2013 6:23 pm

Gary woman pleads guilty to embezzling from painters union

HAMMOND | A Gary woman agreed in U.S. District Court on Thursday to plead guilty to one count of embezzling an undisclosed amount of funds from Painter’s District Council 91.

April 04, 2013 6:29 pm

Gary woman faces federal embezzlement, theft charge

HAMMOND | A Gary woman is accused in Hammond federal court of embezzling an undisclosed amount of funds from a region labor union, a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday shows.

February 12, 2013 8:30 pm

Philpot supporters inundate court with letters

HAMMOND | Fifty family members, longtime friends, former podiatry patients, neighbors, business associates and political leaders have written letters to a federal judge in support of former Lake County official Tom Philpot seeking leniency as he faces sentencing on five counts of embezzlement.

February 07, 2013 8:07 pm

Gambling debts led exec to tap the till almost a century ago

Howard Duncan had a photographic memory for numbers that he put to good use. He had been with NIPSCO and its predecessor companies since 1908, starting at the bottom and working his way up until 1924, when he became assistant treasurer, a position he would hold for nine years.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Ex-title company employee admits embezzling in plea deal

HAMMOND | A Schererville woman has forged an agreement with federal prosecutors, admitting she stole $659,000 from the region title company that formerly employed her.

January 04, 2013 7:39 pm

S'ville woman denies charges she embezzled from employer

HAMMOND | A Schererville woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges she embezzled more than $170,000 from an insurance company that used to employ her.

April 25, 2012 9:15 pm

S'ville woman charged with embezzling $178,900 from C.P. title company

HAMMOND | A former accounting manager for a Crown Point title insurance company has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $170,000 from her former employer.

April 16, 2012 6:00 pm

Court denies Pabey's request to vacate or reduce prison time

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey's convictions and five-year prison term for conspiracy and embezzlement of public funds.

December 29, 2011 1:30 pm Related
Court ruling in U.S. v. Pabey appeal

Court ruling in U.S. v. Pabey appeal

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago Wednesday upheld the conviction and 60-month prison sentence of former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey for conspiracy and embezzlement of public funds.

December 28, 2011 2:34 pm

Feds: Union rep stole more than $10K

HAMMOND | A federal grand jury has indicted a railroad union secretary on charges he embezzled more than $10,000 in union cash.

May 19, 2011 8:00 pm

Former FBI employee pleads guilty to making false statements

HAMMOND | A former FBI employee changed her plea to guilty Tuesday for carrying out a false statement scheme that allowed her to embezzle about $80,000 in evidence from the agency's storage vault.

February 15, 2011 2:38 pm

Hammond woman pleads guilty to embezzling $50,000 from Whiting bank

HAMMOND | A former vice president of Whiting's Liberty Savings Bank pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more than $50,000 from the company over a two-year span.

February 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Liberty Savings VP enters into plea agreement for embezzling more than $50,000

HAMMOND | A vice president of Whiting's Liberty Savings Bank entered into a plea agreement this week after reportedly embezzling more than $50,000 over a two-year span.

December 02, 2010 3:30 pm
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