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Housing Authority Defraud

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Housing Authority Defraud

Storm Lake, IA (KICD) — A Storm Lake woman is charged after defrauding a housing authority.

On September 27th, Storm Lake Police took a report from the Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Authority or NRHA, alleging a woman was defrauding them.  Police were advised that 27-year old Lakhone Philavanh, was residing at a residence located at 1800 East Milwaukee Avenue and had allegedly submitted false information to NIRHA for housing assistance.

It is alleged that Philavanh failed to report and claim the income of her boyfriend who also lived at the residence and the false information led to assistance in the amount of $1,500, which she was not eligible for.  After investigation, Police arrested Philavanh at her residence, and charged her with Fraudulent Practice 2nd Degree, a class D felony.  She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $5,000.00 cash bond.