Monday, July 28, 2014

Former Marion Housing Authority Director Accused Of Stealing More Than $20,000

The former head of the Marion housing authority, Frederick Hunt, was arrested last week after a three-year long investigation according to the Chronicle-Tribune. Hunt is accused of stealing more than $20,000 by forging checks made out to a subcontractor and depositing the funds into his own account and using a credit card belonging to the authority to pay for numerous trips to North Carolina where Hunt originally lived. Grant Co. Prosecutor Jim Luttrull charged Hunt with two counts of forgery, one count of corrupt business influence and four counts of theft. The case was jointly investigated by the federal HUD office in Indianapolis and the Marion Police Department. Federal authorities were aware that Hunt was accused of stealing federal funds but chose to let Hunt be charged under state law.

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