CROWN POINT | A Whiting couple are accused of fraudulently gaining power of attorney over a woman's finances and then pocketing more than $13,000, according to court records.
MERRILLVILLE | A 32-year-old Gary woman allegedly received nearly $8,000 by cashing a fraudulent check April 7.
HOBART | Charges have been filed against two Chicago residents who allegedly used counterfeit $100 bills March 7 to buy items at multiple Hobart businesses.
MERRILLVILLE | A 19-year-old Gary woman is accused of attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Tech Federal Credit Union branch in Merrillville.
MERRILLVILLE | Charges were filed Thursday against a Hebron couple accused of fraudulently obtaining prescriptions.
HOBART | An area couple forged and cashed checks they had stolen from a house in Valparaiso, police said.
HOBART | Four people shopped at Kohl's and attempted to make more than $800 in purchases using fraudulent identification, police said.
HOBART | Four Chicagoans were caught attempting to pass counterfeit $100 bills at the Hobart Target store, police said.
MERRILLVILLE | A 45-year-old Hobart woman allegedly wrote more than $125,000 in fraudulent checks, and dozens of other people could face charges in the case, Merrillville police said.
MERRILLVILLE | A 22-year-old Hobart man is accused of setting fire to a vehicle in September and recording it on his cellphone.
HOBART | A Chicago man paid for a round of shots and a tip at a Hobart bar using counterfeit money, police said.
MERRILLVILLE | A 22-year-old Crown Point man allegedly forged four checks in September and October.
HOBART | A Merrillville man allegedly used counterfeit money he had obtained in Chicago to buy clothing at the mall, police said.
SCHERERVILLE | A 37-year-old East Chicago man has been arrested in connection with an attempted theft of a $20,000 Rolex watch, Schererville police said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court appointed a temporary replacement for LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi who has been suspended from practicing law for 60 days starting Aug. 1.
MERRILLVILLE | Multiple charges were filed Thursday against a Sauk Village man accused of attempting to cash fraudulent checks.
HOBART | A father and son were charged with forgery after they attempted to pay off a restaurant tab with $100 counterfeit bills, police said.
The nwi.com daily news update for Friday, April 8, 2011.
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