A Kalkaska, Mich.,
woman who worked as a supervisor of the Hammond Housing Authority has been
sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for theft of federal
funds and tax evasion, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District
of Indiana said.
47, was sentenced to 37 months and two years of supervised release. She was
also sentenced to pay $633,628 in restitution to the Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) and $201,696 in restitution to the Internal
documents in this case, from about 2013 to 2015, Seljan worked as a
supervisor at the Hammond Housing Authority,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office
said. “She embezzled Housing Authority funds by using their computers to
divert $633,628 of Housing Authority funds to bank accounts she had created.
During that same time, she attempted to evade federal income taxes by
submitting tax returns that failed to report the embezzled income.”
hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Hammond Housing Authority,” U.S.
Attorney Thomas Kirsch said. “Her greed earned her a lengthy prison
sentence. My office has zero tolerance for public officials who abuse their
positions for personal financial gain. Our law enforcement partners will
continue to aggressively investigate, while we will continue to prosecute
those who betray the public trust.”
The case is being
investigated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of
Inspector General, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation