HAMMOND | A Hammond federal court judge sentenced an Illinois man to nearly three years in prison Friday for his role in a Gary fraud scheme.
PORTAGE | A Calumet City man who ran from Portage police was apprehended after trying to fight off a K-9 officer.
LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte said Friday they were trying to find out who drained more than $28,000 from a man's bank account.
HAMMOND | Two region businessmen will each spend time in federal prison for their roles in a real estate fraud scheme that prosecutors say bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting lenders and homebuyers.
SCHERERVILLE | A 31-year-old St. John man is accused of using another person's debit card to make purchases at several area businesses.
GLENWOOD | A six-week investigation has led to the arrests of two individuals facing multiple charges regarding credit card fraud at the Walmart at 19225 Halsted St., police said.
HAMMOND | A Merrillville man pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding friends of $1.5 million in an investment scheme.
CHICAGO | A one-time contributor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was also a figure in scandals related to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has pleaded guilty in a medical fraud case.
HAMMOND | A Merrillville man is expected to change his plea to guilty in federal court Monday in connection with federal fraud charges.
VALPARAISO | The city sent letters to 860 people Monday warning them they might be the victims of identity theft.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled against a Merrillville man who declared himself a bank and proceeded to issue his own money, which he then tried to use to pay off his home mortgage.
HOBART | An area couple forged and cashed checks they had stolen from a house in Valparaiso, police said.
SCHERERVILLE | A 30-year-old Alsip, Ill., man is accused of purchasing nearly $33,000 worth of watches using another person's credit card, police said.
HAMMOND | Former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas pleaded for leniency Tuesday, hoping his 20 years in public service would abate a stiff prison sentence for his federal bribery crimes.
INDIANAPOLIS | Top Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly are using the Tony Bennett school grade-changing scandal to demand a broader investigation of the state's Republican-controlled executive branch.
HOBART | A Griffith woman attempted to cash a counterfeit check for nearly $3,000 at Walmart in Hobart, police said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Tuesday is the deadline for Indiana residents who have not previously signed up to get their telephone numbers added to the state's newest "Do Not Call" list.
HOBART | A Hobart man paid off a $300 debt using a check from a closed bank account, police said.
MERRILLVILLE | A Merrilliville couple stole more than $86,000 through false claims filed with home and vehicle insurance companies, federal authorities allege.
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.
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