Skip to comments.Investigators arrest Section 8 cheating suspects
Posted on 09/02/2010 10:04:54 AM PDT by SkyPilot
Georgia investigators started arresting about 80 people around the state Wednesday for allegedly lying their way into federally funded Section 8 housing.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said 63 people were arrested by Wednesday evening and more will follow in coming weeks. The announcement of further arrests was intended as a threat toward Section 8 cheaters across the state.
Keenan invited those who have erred on their Section 8 forms to come forward, since they could receive leniency. Those found cheating would have to leave the housing and pay back what they owe, but they might not face prosecution, he said.
"A person who receives housing benefits that they are not entitled to steals taxpayer money," Keenan said.
The arrest sweeps targeted people who have lied about their income and the number of people in their household in order to obtain a subsidy that can pay upwards of three quarters of their rent. Some of those arrested said they earn less money than they actually do. Some did not admit to having a second job or acknowledge they had additional people living in the home who added to the household income.
Many have been bilking the system for years, officials said.
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The more they dig, the more fraud they will find. I guarantee it.
It was only 2 weeks ago that there was a "near riot" in Atlanta over handing out applications for Section 8.
Was Charlie Rangel arrested too???!!!!!!!!!!!
They haz it.
Perhaps some of them were illegal aliens,though this possibility wasn’t mentioned in article.
"It's not 'sp' or 'n-' anymore; they just say, 'Let's cut taxes!"
That is an actual quote.
The nerve of these people amazes me.
They just want some of Obama’s stash. I bet some of these people had a job when Bush was President.
No *hit, Sherlock!
It must be embarassing to be called a democrat UNLESS you’re a democrat... who have no shame..
Now I know where my pie at.
The real kick here is that the USA is producing people who are not only liars, but who would lie to get INTO a section 8 apartment. If I were going to lie, it would be to get the hell OUT OF section 8 apartments.
Maybe that's because Section 8 is vouchers to live in apartments in nice neighborhoods.
Producing Cash for Trash...another failed government program
I knwo a lot of FReepers are against it, but I myself am on SSD and I will NEVER use Section 8. I have enough (770.00 a month) and that is plenty to get a pretty decent place and live well, since I do get stamps. A lot of people get pretty fat checks on benefits and they should be able to pay their own way.
My mom was mental (due to a lifetime of abuse) and I understand why she did it, but I will NEVER understand why these perfectly able bodied and able minded people are so EAGER to take every freebie they can get. It’s disgusting.
We knew this crap happens and it’s
great when they do something about it, finally!
Yes, I was going to say that.
Section 8 gives them gobs of money so that they can move to a part of town that hasn’t been totally ruined yet.
I went to see an apartment in a nice apartment building with lots of pools all around it near my home — as I was walking down the halls I noticed that there were no plants, no pictures, no lights, no benches to sit down upon... it seemed very strange.
I turned to the real estate agent and asked him why everything that was portable had been taken away... and he told me the answer. Section 8. I had never heard of it before.
And then my friends told me, that if I rented in that building, I had to be very very careful that my wife and children did not get raped out by the pool or in the hallways.
You certainly have helped make America a wonderful place — what used to be my America! Wife and kids getting raped by the swimming pool! Isn’t that a wonderful idea! I sure am happy I paid all those taxes all those years...
...”A person who receives housing benefits that they are not entitled to steals taxpayer money,” Keenan said...
Yep. And those that are entitled to the benefits are just having the government steal taxpayer money for them.
Did they find the one in the White House? Search the golf course.
Section 8 is nothing more than redistribution of wealth.
It destroys more wealth than it redistributes. Never invest in real estate in a neighborhood with many section 8 renters.
The simple ignorant act of providing able-bodied people with subsidized/free housing is an enormous act of fraud, in and of itself.
I used to think I had some pie. Then I looked at my state, local, and federal withholdings.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the truth.
Section 8 is ruining my old neighborhood. Many people still there see crime rising like crazy, but can't piece together exactly why. They also don't know that real estate agents selling houses and landlords renting nearby will not disclose to people information pertaining to Section 8 housing in the area.
Also, the ONLY TWO homicides last year in my city were in this apartment complex.
I asked a local cop what he thought of this apartment complex and he said “I wish I could call in an air-strike”.
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