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Staff at Hobart retailer put kibosh on fraud scheme, Hobart police say

HOBART | A Gary woman who used stolen Social Security numbers and fake IDs to go on a spending spree was arrested Sunday after staff at the Hobart Best Buy caught on to her scheme, police said.

September 03, 2014 8:06 pm

Alabama woman, 71, arrested in fraud scam, S'ville cops say

SCHERERVILLE | A 71-year-old woman was charged Friday after conning an 83-year-old into driving to a Schererville bank to withdraw $4,000, police said.

September 02, 2014 6:54 pm

Gary convenience store operator pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

HAMMOND | A Gary food store operator pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of fraud in connection with the food stamp program.

August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Letter carrier gets probation for making false statements

HAMMOND | A letter carrier for the Glen Park post office in Gary was sentenced to probation in U.S. District Court on Wednesday stemming from a 15-count indictment over making false statements regarding federal workers’ compensation benefits.

July 24, 2014 8:10 pm

Father, son agree to admit guilt in $1M fraud case

HAMMOND | A father-son team of Gary grocery store operators filed plea agreements in federal court Friday, admitting to stealing from the federally funded food stamp program, court records show.

June 06, 2014 7:30 pm

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

Second man expected to plead guilty in insurance fraud case

HAMMOND | A second man is expected to plead guilty in connection with an insurance fraud scheme that took place between December 2005 and July 2009.

May 19, 2014 8:34 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

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


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
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