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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.

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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

Portage police warn of mail scam

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is warning the public of a mail scam that several residents have received within the past week.

March 25, 2014 11:05 am

Man sentenced to probation in Medicaid claim fraud case

HAMMOND | A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to one year probation after admitting to fraudulently submitting Medicaid claims totaling $5,000, according to court documents.

March 18, 2014 8:30 pm

Illinois man sentenced in Gary fraud case

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.

February 28, 2014 8:15 pm
Portage police K-9 assists arrest of man who fled from officers

Portage police K-9 assists arrest of man who fled from officers

PORTAGE | A Calumet City man who ran from Portage police was apprehended after trying to fight off a K-9 officer.

February 06, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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LaPorte man reports thief drained bank account

LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte said Friday they were trying to find out who drained more than $28,000 from a man's bank account.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

NWI duo sentenced in real estate fraud case

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.

November 22, 2013 6:45 pm

St. John man charged in debit card fraud case

SCHERERVILLE | A 31-year-old St. John man is accused of using another person's debit card to make purchases at several area businesses.

November 07, 2013 7:30 pm

Glenwood police arrest 2 in credit card fraud scheme

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.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

M'ville man pleads guilty in $1.5M fraud scheme

HAMMOND | A Merrillville man pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding friends of $1.5 million in an investment scheme.

September 23, 2013 7:49 pm

Jackson, Blagojevich figure pleads guilty

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.

September 20, 2013 5:45 pm

Merrillville man set to change plea

HAMMOND | A Merrillville man is expected to change his plea to guilty in federal court Monday in connection with federal fraud charges.

September 20, 2013 5:40 pm

Valpo ambulance patients warned of fraud scam

VALPARAISO | The city sent letters to 860 people Monday warning them they might be the victims of identity theft.

August 27, 2013 5:30 pm
Appeals court OKs M'ville foreclosure despite 'Redemptionist' claims

Appeals court OKs M'ville foreclosure despite 'Redemptionist' claims

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.

August 25, 2013 7:00 pm Related

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

Illinois man accused of fraud following watch purchases

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.

August 21, 2013 12:05 am

Salinas gets 42 months for political bribes

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.

August 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

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.

August 08, 2013 6:00 pm Related

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
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