Two Mankato Residents Face Public Assistance Fraud Charges

Date Published: 
January 24, 2017
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Program Area(s): 
Multifamily Housing

(Source: KEYC 12 News) MANKATO, Minn. - Two Mankato residents are each facing a federal charge for conspiracy to commit public assistance fraud.

The charges were filed in December by U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger against 52-year-old Kyle Kirschman and 37-year-old Holly Bloom.

It was the result of an investigation between the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office Fraud Investigator and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Kirschman is accused of violating Section 8 housing requirements when he rented one of two apartments in a house he owned to Bloom in 2006 but they shared both apartments for a time.

Under Section 8, it requires Bloom's apartment be her only residence and that Bloom and...