Woman charged in Section 8 fraud www.privateofficer.com
An investigation into Foreman’s fraudulent receipt of Section 8 benefits began in 2011 when a tip was received by the Housing Authority of Monroe County claiming that she had several additional people living in the home but had failed to advise the Housing Authority of their presence.
That prevented the Housing Authority from discovering and using their income to properly calculate the amount of Section 8 benefits for which Loretta Foreman was eligible.
Foreman is charged with fraudulently receiving $22,624 in Section 8 benefits that she was ineligible to receive.
Foreman was charged with two different subsections of theft by deception, both felonies of the third degree, and unsworn falsification to authorities, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
The charges have been filed with Magisterial District Judge Kristina Anzini in Stroudsburg Borough. Foreman will be required to appear at a later date for a preliminary hearing.
Special agents from the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General assisted in the investigation.
Foreman’s arrest brings the total number of individuals charged for fraudulently receiving Section 8 benefits in Monroe County during the last 12 months to 11 people. In total, these crimes amount to over $283,000 in Section 8 benefits fraudulently received in Monroe County.
The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney Detective Division has investigated over 50 similar complaints regarding Section 8 fraud in the last 12 months.