Fort Wayne Housing Official Charged With Food Stamp Fraud (with Video & Photos)

By Eric Dutkiewicz

February 19, 2013 Updated Nov 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Six people, including the director of Fort Wayne's federal housing program, have been arrested in a case of food stamp fraud.

Betty L. Anderson, head of the Housing Choice voucher program, has been charged with felony theft and misdemeanor welfare fraud, The Journal Gazette reports.

Authorities say Anderson conspired with Dana Freeman, 22, to spend $3,503 that was accidentally awarded to Freeman's food stamp account after the July 12th power outage, the report says.

According to court documents, the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration had called Freeman and asked her to go to the local office so the extra money could be removed from her card, but Freeman failed to do so. Reports say she conspired with five other unidentified people in spending the abundance of food stamp money with the help from a middleman.

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