You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Courts

  • Stabbing attack in parking lot nets 6 years
    A 22-year-old Fort Wayne man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, admitting to stabbing another man during a fight in April.Jonathon L.
  • Pregnant staffer wrongly fired, lawsuit says
    A Fort Wayne-based office machine company is the subject of a federal lawsuit accusing the company of discriminating against an employee by firing her because she became pregnant.Filed Tuesday in U.S.
  • Craigslist holdups net teen 50 years
    After he was handed a prison sentence far greater than his young life, 18-year-old Tahj Thomas leaned forward in his seat, his eyes dropping.He appeared to be in shock.
Advertisement

Using stolen card nets 3-year term

A man involved in a small group of credit card thieves received a three-year prison sentence Friday.

Jeffrey Hargis, 30, had been charged with felony corrupt business influence after video surveillance captured images of people committing credit card fraud April 16 at Meijer, 5909 Illinois Road.

Hargis eventually pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement with Allen County prosecutors.

Kristi Cooper, 30, sentenced to four years in prison in the case, told police that Hargis and another man broke into a vehicle and stole a credit card that she used to buy $200 worth of gift cards at Meijer. Cooper also said she and Hargis, her boyfriend, used the card to buy fuel in Auburn, according to court papers.

Investigators linked Hargis, of the 2400 block of Strathmore Drive, to several other crimes in the area. A judge sentenced Hargis to six years in prison but suspended half of that during his sentencing hearing Friday.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

Advertisement