Little information released on housing authority investigation

Date Published: 
August 30, 2017
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Public and Indian Housing

(Source: COSHOCTON – Officials are tight lipped regarding an ongoing investigation into the Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority regarding possible misappropriation of funds, however the board was to meet for an emergency meeting Tuesday evening.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the director's position, according to attorney Todd Drowns. The current executive director is Greg Darr. He's been with CMHA since August 2001. He could not be reached for comment by the Tribune. Cliff Biggers, president of the CMHA board, said in an email he could not comment as the investigation is ongoing.

On Monday, detectives from the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office and special agents from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Housing and Urban Development – Office of the Inspector General in Columbus jointly executed a search warrant at the CMHA office, a storage unit at 823 Magnolia St. and a private residence in the 300 block of North Fourth Street, according to Lt. Dean Hettinger of the CCSO...