Ex-employee admits to stealing thousands from South Portland Housing Authority

Date Published: 
April 3, 2017
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Program Area(s): 
Multifamily Housing

Source: pressherald.com) A Gorham woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $91,000 from the South Portland Housing Authority.

Jamie Hussey, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to committing federal program fraud, said acting U.S. Attorney Richard W. Murphy in a news release.

Citing court records, Murphy said that Hussey embezzled $91,577 from the housing authority from February 2014 to September 2016. Prosecutors said Hussey was the resident services coordinator for the authority’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program during that time. The program seeks employment for tenants to help families become economically independent...