The Detroit Free Press reports that two Detroit Housing Commission Employees were charged with stealing government vouchers. Two Housing Specialists working within the Housing Choice Voucher Program are accused of running a scheme that defrauded the government of roughly $25,000. Charged in the case are DHC employees Alisa Royster and Kim Walton.
According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court today, the two ran a scheme in which they lied on forms to help Royster’s brother, Ronald Royster, qualify for a two-bedroom voucher valued at $10,081. The government also paid nearly $15,000 to subsidize the rent for Alisa Royster, the affidavit said.
If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in prison.