Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Green Bay, 10 Housing Fraud Charges Filed

From Fox 11 Green Bay.

Housing fraud charges filed in Brown County
"Housing fraud charges filed
Updated: Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011, 5:35 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011, 5:20 PM CDT

Reporter: Robert Hornacek
GREEN BAY - Housing assistance is designed to help people who can't afford to pay their rent. But according to a series of criminal complaints filed this week in Brown County court, some people are trying to take advantage of the system, in essence stealing from tax payers.

'Housing fraud is a crime committed against the community because of the impact of it,' said Dave Swanson, a retired Green Bay police officer who is now a private investigator working on housing fraud. He says the majority of people receiving housing assistance are following the rules. But he says some people aren't.

This week, the Brown County District Attorney's Office filed charges against 10 people accusing them of theft and false representation."

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