Braintree, MA woman charged with housing fraud

May 4th, 2010 - 5:23 am ICT by BNO News  

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) – A Braintree, Massachusetts woman was arrested on Monday for charges related to a housing fraud, prosecutors announced.

Tracy Webster, 45, was charged with making false statements while receiving house benefits. From May 2005 through July 2008, Webster allegedly received at least 34,692 in benefits to which he was not entitled.

Webster told the Cambridge Housing Authority that she earned no income. In fact, Webster was working as a parking clerk in the City of Cambridge and earned approximately 40,000.

If convicted, Webster faces a maximum penalty of 5 years of imprisonment, three years of supervised released and a fine of $250,000.

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