Merrillville Town Court
In the early 1970s, a rumor was going around that Gary wanted to annex part of unincorporated Merrillville. The citizens wanted to remain a small town, so they called all of the homeowner associations and businesses to meet at Harrison Junior High School. At the meeting they came to a consen…
HAMMOND | A former Merrillville Town Court clerk pleaded guilty Wednesday in Hammond federal court, admitting to stealing bond money paid to the town court and filing a false tax return in 2009.
Embezzlement allegations involving Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter's niece now will be handled by the federal government.
The Merrillville Town Court scandal has many facets, but today's discussion involves just a few of the lessons to be learned.
CROWN POINT | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is suing former Merrillville Town Court employee Virlissa Crenshaw for the return of $310,325 in missing traffic ticket revenues.
The former Merrillville Town Court employee who was fired months ago for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 in bond payments has business ties to Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter, records show.
INDIANAPOLIS | A former Merrillville Town Court employee is accused of diverting $310,325 in traffic ticket, ordinance violation and misdemeanor bond payments.
The State Board of Accounts found $310,325 in bond payments made after-hours at the Merrillville Police Department was not deposited with the Merrillville Town Court.
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