INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - For the first time, there is a clearer picture of Indianapolis businessman Tim Durham's spending. Durham's companies are accused of bilking 5,000 investors out of $200 million.
Brian Bash is the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the liquidation of Durham's Fair Finance company in Akron Ohio. He told creditors Monday that Durham loaned money from Fair Finance to friends and failing businesses and spent plenty on himself.
Bash said Durham spent nearly $3 million on gambling and resort trips and $14 million on real estate purchases.
Bash said his investigation has found so far that Durham borrowed about $54 million from Fair Finance and includes about a million in donations to politicians, mostly from Indiana.
The trustee says it's not clear how much of the estimated $200 million in losses, investors might recover.
An office manager from a local church has been accused of taking thousands of dollars from the church. She's now facing felony charges.
Police say they arrested a semi truck driver Monday afternoon who's blood alcohol content registered .29%.
A youth and nature preserve in northern Indiana that sells Christmas trees as a fundraiser says someone stole 18 trees that sell for $20 each.