Crime

Georgetown couple indicted in alleged housing scam

A Georgetown couple accused of conspiring to defraud their local public housing authority and the U.S. government out of more than $10,000 was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, according to the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Gary Duncan, 53, and Noemi Duncan, 48, are accused of giving the Georgetown Housing Authority false information about Gary Duncan's employment status to obtain affordable housing. Eligibility for public housing was based on the Duncan's total annual income.

On several occasions, the couple said Gary Duncan was unemployed or self-employed and earned $4,000 or less annually, the U.S. attorney's office said. But Gary Duncan was employed full-time, and the couple received an overpayment of $10,075, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

The Duncans next court date has not been scheduled.

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