Friday, July 21, 2017

Ex-Property Manager At Public Housing Complex Pleads Guilty To Pilfering HUD Utility Allowance Checks From 9 Low-Income Tenants

In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Press of Atlantic City reports:
  • A former property manager of an Atlantic City public-housing complex pleaded guilty [] to charges she stole money from tenants, authorities said.

    Cheryl Bradshaw, 60, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty [] before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild to a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement.

    Bradshaw, the former property manager of the Barlinvis Apartments in Atlantic City, was arrested April 19 after the prosecutor’s detectives found she stole a toilet seat and $826 from tenants, he said.

    She was charged with official misconduct and theft by failure to make required disposition of property received after cashing 13 checks that were supposed to go to nine tenants at the Barlinvis Apartments, Tyner said.

    The money was from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help offset the residents’ utility bills, authorities said.

    Bradshaw toilet seat taken from the Atlantic County Improvement Authority is valued at $9.39. She had the seat installed in her own residence, authorities said.

    The plea agreement calls for probation, restitution to all victims and a lifetime ban from public employment, authorities said. Her sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 8.

    Pleasantville Housing Authority fired Bradshaw Feb. 2, authorities said.