Ex-Pleasantville Housing worker admits cashing HUD c hecks
A former property manager for the Pleasantville Housing Authority, who admitted cashing federal assistance checks intended for tenants in an Atlantic City apartment complex to which she was assigned, can expect probation at her September sentencing.
Cheryl Bradshaw, 60, pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property received, according to the office of Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyler. Her job was terminated on February 2 of this year, and she was arrested on April 19.
The plea agreement drops a second-degree charge of official misconduct., and stipulates restitution for victims and permanent forfeiture of public-sector employment in New Jersey.
Investigators alleged that Bradshaw cashed 13 checks, totaling $826, issued to nine tenants of the Barlinvis Apartments by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to offset utility costs.
They also accused Bradshaw of taking a $9.39 toilet seatfrom the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, and had it installed in her house.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.