Minnesota Woman Indicted for LIHTC Fraud
A 53-year-old woman in Woodbury, Minn., has been indicted for using fake identities to receive housing benefits. Specifically, she was recently charged with five counts of Social Security fraud, four counts of making false statements, and one count of passport fraud.
According to prosecutors, she benefited from more than $18,000 in housing from an LIHTC site. The indictment alleges that she used a false identity and a Social Security number she fraudulently obtained for that name in applications for an LIHTC unit in Woodbury. If convicted, she faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on the passport fraud charge and five years on each of the remaining charges.