(Source: The Times) HAMMOND — A contractor hired in 2013 to improve Gary Housing Authority properties was indicted last week on charges alleging he provided counterfeit financial documents to secure the $347,950 contract.

Ashley D. Dunlap, 54, of East Chicago, faces two counts of counterfeiting securities of a private entity, according to U.S. District Court records.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in July 2013 approved funding for improvements at the Gary Housing Authority's Delaney Community and Dorie Miller Apartment complexes, according to the indictment. The work was part of a