This from the Detroit Free Press,
As a state housing official, LaToya Cotton was supposed to help some of the poorest people in Washtenaw County obtain federal rent aid.Your government at work!
But investigators say that over 10 years, Cotton, 45, stole the identities of dozens of people and used the information to divert more than $1 million in housing vouchers for her own use, according to documents filed this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
A search warrant affidavit for her office filed by Greg Stejskal, the FBI's senior agent in Ann Arbor, described how Cotton allegedly used her position with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to siphon personal information, generating housing vouchers that were sent directly to a bogus account she created.
"This case is Robin Hood in reverse," Stejskal said Friday. "She was living in a mansion and there were low-income people on a Section 8 waiting list."