Thursday, March 26, 2015

Iowa Woman Sentenced For Embezzling $169K From Low Income Housing Management Firm

From the Omaha World-Herald on 3/24/2015:

An Iowa woman who embezzled $100,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is heading to federal prison.

Melissa Edwards, 41, of Sioux City was sentenced Monday to one year in federal prison for making false statements to HUD. A federal judge also ordered Edwards to pay $179,118 in restitution.

Edwards managed a South Sioux City apartment building that offered Section 8 housing subsidized by HUD. Over a two-year period Edwards embezzled $169,924 from the management company, including more than $100,000 of HUD funds.

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