Saturday, January 28, 2017

Minnesota Feds Pinch Landlord, Tenant For Allegedly Failing To Disclose Family Relationship To Defraud HUD Of Over $35K In Section 8 Rental Subsidies

In Mankato, Minnesota, the Mankato Free Press reports:
  • Two Mankato residents are facing a federal charge after they allegedly lied about their relationship and living arrangement to obtain public assistance.

    Kyle Lewis Kirschman, 52, and Holly Kay Bloom, 37, were indicted last month for conspiracy to commit public assistance fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office of Minnesota based in St. Paul announced [].

    Kirschman and Bloom lived together in a Mankato residence and Kirschman is related to a member of the Bloom family, the charges allege. The type of relationship isn't specified in the indictment.

    Kirschman allegedly failed to disclose the relationship and claimed he was renting a portion of his residence to Bloom and her family. He allegedly fraudulently collected over $35,000 in Section 8 rental subsidies.

    Bloom allegedly failed to disclose Kirschman as a member of her household when applying for government food and medical care assistance. She allegedly collected nearly $40,000 in benefits for which she wasn't eligible.
Source: Pair charged with federal public assistance fraud.

For the U.S. Attorney (St. Paul, Minnesota) press release, see Two Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Public Assistance Fraud.

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