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.
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.
HAMMOND | A Gary food store operator pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of fraud in connection with the food stamp program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is warning the public of a mail scam that several residents have received within the past week.
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.
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.
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