Investigation underway into possible misappropriation of funds at housing authority

Date Published: 
August 29, 2017
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Public and Indian Housing

COSHOCTON - The Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority is being investigated for misappropriation of funds, according to Lt. Dean Hettinger of the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office.

A search warrant related to a long term investigation of misappropriation of funds was executed shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at the CMHA office, part of the Coshocton Meadows low-income housing complex at 823 Magnolia St., Hettinger said. Searching was done at the office and storage area at the Meadows and a home in the 300 block of North Fourth Street.

The raid included detectives with the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office and special agents from the Ohio Attorney General's Office, Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Law enforcement personnel were still on scene mid-afternoon collecting and gathering potential evidence, Hettinger said. Police tape was put around the main office. No residents of the Meadows were evacuated.

Hettinger said nobody was taken...