Thursday, July 16, 2015

BMW owner was fraudulently taking housing assistance money, police allege

Montgomery County Police have concluded a 6-month investigation into a woman they say was fraudulently accepting housing assistance funds from the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County since 2011.

Mary Ann Worth, 42, of the 3000 block of Quail Hollow Terrace in Brookeville, committed fraud in order to qualify for housing assistance, police allege.

Worth took the money without disclosing that her assets include a BMW, a Ford Mustang Cobra convertible sports car, a Nissan Armada, and 2 Harley Davidson motorcycles, police said yesterday. She was also receiving a salary too large to qualify for housing assistance from her employer, Kettler, police alleged.

Worth was charged with theft scheme: $10,000 to under $100,000, theft $10,000 to under $100,000, welfare fraud, making a false statement for housing assistance, and a filing a false application for public assistance.

Worth is free on $20,000 bond, according to police.

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