A Cedar Lake resident has
been charged in federal court with four counts of wire fraud, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.
Jessica Guska, 42--a.k.a.
Jessica Irvine, Jessica Brewer, Jessica Carrington, and Jessica Hoggard--"was
the president of the Cedar Lake-based Riptide Travel Softball, a competitive
softball club for girls,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Ms. Guska was
responsible for managing Riptide Travel Softball’s finances. It is alleged
that from August 2018 until approximately October 2019 Ms. Guska embezzled
money meant for Riptide Travel Softball and used it to pay her personal
expenses, including healthcare costs, air travel, vacations, and her home
The case was investigated
by the FBI with the assistance of the Cedar Lake Police Department.