Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-12-12 00:14:04 GMT
As bitter cold sets in, many in central Indiana are thinking twice before cranking up the thermostat. "When I hear that furnace kick on and I don't feel cold, I jump up and I cut it down," said RooseveltMore >>
As bitter cold sets in, many in central Indiana are thinking twice before cranking up the thermostat.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:49 PM EST2013-12-11 23:49:01 GMT
A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment. Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his record. "It was during class, yeah. We were doing reading group.More >>
A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment. Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his record.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:43 PM EST2013-12-11 23:43:05 GMT
Gov. Mike Pence says the federal government has rejected Indiana's request that Howard County be declared a major disaster area because of damage from last month's tornadoes and severe storms. TheMore >>
Gov. Mike Pence says the federal government has rejected Indiana's request that Howard County be declared a major disaster area because of damage from last month's tornadoes and severe storms.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-11 23:29:33 GMT
The state of Indiana is giving a Carmel business 2-million dollars in tax credits in exchange for creating 100 new jobs next year.Allegion does business in 120 countries -- but keeps its north AmericanMore >>
The state of Indiana is giving a Carmel business $2 million in tax credits in exchange for creating 100 new jobs next year.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:28 PM EST2013-12-11 23:28:45 GMT
Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew. Sunday's replay reversal, which gave the Bengals a touchdown, was a mistake. On Tuesday night, Dean Blandino, theMore >>
Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-11 23:15:22 GMT
An Indianapolis pastor has been convicted of child molestation. A jury found 71-year-old Otis Jetter guilty on all three counts Tuesday. Jetter had been working as a pastor at the Pilgrim Chapel MissionaryMore >>
A jury found 71-year-old Otis Jetter guilty on all three counts Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:00 PM EST2013-12-11 23:00:14 GMT
About 50 days and 60 degrees ago, Dr. Lewis Ferebee rode a school bus to his first day of work as the new leader of Indianapolis Public Schools. He had a 100-day plan to begin improving the district.More >>
In an Eyewitness News interview, we ask IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee what he's learned, what he's done, and where he sees the school district headed.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-12-11 22:31:19 GMT
A few snow showers are in the forecast for Wednesday evening and a quick blast of even colder air will follow. Overnight temperatures will be in the range of 1 to -4 degrees. Wind chills will be evenMore >>
A few snow showers are in the forecast for Wednesday evening and a quick blast of even colder air will follow.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:55 PM EST2013-12-11 21:55:24 GMT
The House has passed legislation that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman andMore >>
The House has passed legislation that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman and injured three others before taking his own life.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:47 PM EST2013-12-11 21:47:54 GMT
The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes. A major reason they lack that freedom in the first place is other NCAA members have fearedMore >>
The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes.More >>
Fishers - Former investment advisor Marcus Schrenker is writing a book and says a movie deal could be next.
Schrenker is charged with bilking clients out of more than a million dollars. His book will tell his story and also talk about his bipolar disorder.
Several films about con men have hit the big screen. Leonardo DiCaprio starred as Frank Abignale in "Catch Me If You Can" and Richard Gere played Clifford Irving, who faked a Howard Hughes book. Both real-life men were convicted, went to prison and sparked popular books that became major motion pictures.
Could Schrenker be next?
"This is a terribly unique story," said Kevin Gray with Author Solutions, a Bloomington-based publishing house. "You've got the whole money markets issues and truly a unique aspect with that plane crash."
Gray is not connected with any Schrenker tell-all book. But, he says, from the alleged fraud to bailing out of his plane to fake his death provides an intriguing plot.
"This is his opportunity, his chance to tell his side of the story," Gray said.
He says it is a unique story that, if well written, could sell and go Hollywood.
"First question you have to ask is, does anyone want to read what this guy has to say?" asked Indianapolis attorney Jonathan Polak.
Polak sued O.J. Simpson on behalf of murder victim Ron Goldman to collect a civil judgment.
"There is no law prohibiting anyone from sitting in jail and writing their life story. The issue here is whether they collect the money from that and keep it," Polak said.
Under Indiana law, 90 percent of money from those deals goes to victims, with the state keeping the rest. They would have to file a claim. The Godlmans won control of Simpson's book in court.
But if Schrenker is found not guilty, any book or movie proceeds would be his to keep. If he's broke, he could also ask the court to let him tap into any funds from the book or film deal to defend himself.
From the Associated Press:
A former money manager says he plans to write a book about his attempt to flee personal and financial problems in Indiana, which ended with him parachuting from a plane that later crashed into a Florida swamp.
Marcus Schrenker told The Times of Munster in a jailhouse interview that the book will focus heavily on bipolar disorder, which he says he was diagnosed with while a student at Purdue University.
Schrenker said he had been secretly seeking treatment for mental health issues for more than four years and paid cash so his wife, Michelle, wouldn't know.
Schrenker faces a March trial in Indiana on 11 felony charges alleging he bilked friends, family members and other investors of more than $1 million. He was sentenced in August to four years in federal prison on charges stemming from the Florida crash.
Skip Beyer, a Fishers-based counselor who began treating Schrenker nearly two years ago, said Schrenker fits the profile of someone with bipolar disorder. He said the money manager showed alternating signs of anger and irritability, followed by bouts of depression.
"He said on a number of occasions he was going to crash his plane into a mountain and end it all," Beyer said.
Prosecutors contend Schrenker is a habitual liar. In court records, they note he told his stepmother in a telephone call after the Jan. 11 crash that he'd lost his left arm and that in a 2008 deposition for a Georgia lawsuit he testified under oath that he suffered from multiple sclerosis.
"For a man like this, it is not that unbelievable to think he would try get away by faking his death," Florida prosecutors said in court records.
Schrenker claimed he spent time at a Merrillville mental health facility when he was 12. A spokeswoman for Southlake Center for Mental Health declined to confirm or deny whether he had been a patient, citing privacy laws.
Schrenker told the newspaper he sometimes regrets surviving the jump from his plane and that the Indiana case is politically motivated.
"I'm no Bernie Madoff," he said.
Jeff Wehmueller, administrative chief deputy prosecutor in Hamilton County, Ind., said Schrenker is a typical perpetrator of fraud.
"As frauds go, it's nothing spectacular," Wehmueller said of the allegations against Schrenker. "I think he's the one who made it a big deal by his rather dramatic flight from the state of Indiana."
Schrenker's Indiana attorney, Chadwick Hill, said he is still reviewing evidence to prepare for trial.
"I think a lot of people are going to be surprised," he said.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:42 PM EST2013-12-12 00:42:56 GMT
In an effort to save time and money, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard wants to bring criminal justice in Marion County under one roof. Sources tell Eyewitness News a plan is in the works that would consolidateMore >>
In an effort to save time and money, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard wants to bring criminal justice in Marion County under one roof.More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-11-27 23:21:46 GMT
It's a case that has baffled police for decades. On November 17th, 2013, it will be 35 years since four young workers were kidnapped from the Speedway Burger Chef and killed. There were four victimsMore >>
It's one of the state's most heinous crimes. 35 years later, the Burger Chef murder case is still unsolved. Now, Eyewitness News has uncovered a new theory connected to the investigation that focuses on another Burger Chef restaurant.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:45 PM EST2013-12-11 03:45:01 GMT
There are major changes ahead for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Track officials revealed Tuesday how they will spend millions of dollars - some of it taxpayer money - for improvements at the track. TheMore >>
Track officials revealed Tuesday how they will spend millions of dollars - some of it taxpayer money - for improvements at the track.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 2:50 AM EST2013-12-11 07:50:40 GMT
The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 million with no winner nationwide Tuesday night. The jackpot is approaching a new record for Friday night, estimated at $400 million. The winning numbers forMore >>
The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 million with no winner nationwide Tuesday night. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:00 AM EST2013-12-11 05:00:46 GMT
Metro Police are investigating a home break-in, in which thieves stole Christmas from an east side Indianapolis family.Anita Barnes says faith and family are the heart of the holidays.She decorated herMore >>
Metro police are investigating a home break-in in which thieves stole Christmas from an east Indianapolis family.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:49 AM EST2013-12-11 10:49:15 GMT
A Greenwood family escaped from a fire overnight in the 800 block of Ramblin Road. White River Township Fire Department was assisted by Greenwood Fire in fighting the building fire. The family ofMore >>
Greenwood family of four escapes building fire overnight.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-12-11 01:23:04 GMT
A woman who worked for more than 12 years at an Indianapolis church is accused of stealing more than $177,000 from there. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says Stephanie Hicks was charged TuesdayMore >>
A woman who worked for more than 12 years at an Indianapolis church is accused of stealing more than $177,000 from there.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-10 23:37:33 GMT
People living in a far south side Indianapolis apartment complex say enough is enough. Parc Bordeaux Apartments residents are fed up with thieves who have repeatedly targeted their complex. The most recentMore >>
People living in a far south side Indianapolis apartment complex say enough is enough.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:28 PM EST2013-12-11 17:28:11 GMT
New jobs are coming to central Indiana as a company brings its headquarters to Carmel. That's the new home for Allegion. The Ireland-based company was spun off from Ingersoll Rand last week. It willMore >>
New jobs are coming to central Indiana as a company brings its headquarters to Carmel. That's the new home for Allegion.More >>