Housing Authority director charged with embezzlement

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April 11, 2008

1:11 AM

Former Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Director Janice Lynne Hillman has been charged by police with embezzlement. Hillman allegedly charged approximately $1,000 in personal purchases to a WRHA credit card last August and September, according to Williamsburg Deputy Police Chief Dave Sloggie.

The WHRA fired Hillman in October after a disagreement with the city over the agency’s purchase of the Tioga Motel on Richmond Road. The property was bulldozed several months ago and is now for sale.

Hillman told the Daily Press the embezzlement charge is “absolutely asinine” and that she had offered to reimburse the WRHA last fall. Embezzlement carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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