Danny Romanowicz II, 31, of New Bedford, was released on personal recognizance after being arraigned Thursday before Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh on 10 counts of larceny over $250 and seven counts of fraudulent use of a credit card as well as possession of a Class B substance, a class that includes cocaine.
Prosecutors with Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office began its investigation after being called in by the New Bedford Police and the state Inspector General’s Office.
Romanowicz was a senior project manager of modernization, planning and development for the New Bedford Housing Authority.
The investigation began when New Bedford police arrested him after allegedly observing him buy drugs in that city, police report.
Investigators allege he submitted fraudulent expense vouchers and also was fraudulently using credit cards possessed by a friend.
Romanowicz is due back in court on June 21 for a pretrial conference.