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3 charged with Section 8 housing fraud in Monroe Co.

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Published On: Oct 23 2013 08:00:57 AM CDT

3 charged in housing fraud

Three people are facing charges in Monroe County after authorities say they bilked the Section 8 housing program.

Police say 52-year-old Yolanda McPherson, her daughter, Nakiya Heck, and her husband, Jesse Heck, came up with a scheme to get Section 8 payments they weren't entitled to.

Officials say Jesse Heck posed as a landlord for McPherson and collected more than $39,000 in Section 8 payments as rent.

They say Nakiya Heck used a different name and moved to another location to collect another group of payments she wasn't entitled to.

Officials say the three defrauded the system of more than $76,000.

They're facing a number of theft charges in Monroe County.