You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to 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.

Police and fire

  • Sheriffs brace for strain on jails
    County jails are bracing for what to do with low-level felony offenders now that the Indiana Department of Correction will no longer house them.
  • Death at apartment under police probe
    Fort Wayne police are investigating the death of a woman found Saturday morning in an apartment.About 8 a.m.
  • Crime stoppers
    Active warrantsThe Allen County Police Department is looking for these people in connection with felony warrants active as of July 7. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.

2nd person charged in counterfeit scam

A second Fort Wayne man has been charged in a scheme that used counterfeit $100 bills at Kroger grocery stores.

Clifton Hill, 28, of the 3500 block of South Harrison Street, was charged Tuesday with corrupt business influence and seven counts of aiding forgery. There is a warrant for his arrest.

From Aug. 18 to 24, Hill drove two men to Kroger stores in the area to make 11 purchases with fake $100 bills, court papers stated.

On Aug. 26, one of the men tried unsuccessfully to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill, and an off-duty police officer working for Kroger confirmed it was a fake. Investigators linked the men to the other fake bills by reviewing store surveillance videos, court papers stated.

One of the other men, Justin Dixon, 18, of the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard, was charged last month with corrupt business influence and three counts of forgery. He was released on his own recognizance. The third man has not been charged.