Ex-Pleasantville Housing Authority Manager Sentenced for Theft
A former property manager of the Pleasantville Housing Authority, who allegedly pocketed $826 in federal funds aimed at helping tenants pay for utilities and took home a toilet seat belonging to the agency, spends the next three years on probation.
Cheryl Bradshaw, 60, is also barred from public employment in New Jersey, and required to pay $740 restitution to eight victims, as part of her plea bargain on a theft charge, according to the office of Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
Housing Authority officials terminated Bradshaw's employment at the beginning of February 2017. At her subsecquent arrest in April, Bradshaw was charged with official misconduct and theft by failure to make required disposition of property received. Her June guilty plea reflected the lesser of the two charges.
Bradshaw managed property at the Barlinvis Apartments in Atlantic City. Investigators claimed that she cash 13 checks U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) checks meant for nine tenants.
The toilet seat, which detectives said was installed in her house, was valued at $9.39. Authorities did not indicate the presence of any provision directing her to return it.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.
Source: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office