Former Duson Housing Authority exec pleads in theft case
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The former director of a housing authority in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $110,000.
U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release, says 60-year-old Patsy Clark of Duson entered the plea to one count of federal program theft Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna. The plea will become final after it is approved by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote.
Hook’s office says Clark was in charge of the Duson Housing Authority from 1990 to November 2014. A routine financial audit found that Clark stole $93,270 in tenant payments from 2012 to 2014. Additionally, Clark made $11,780 in personal purchases using the agency’s credit card.
Clark faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is set for July 13.