Helena Housing Authority executive director charged with theft

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark — The executive director of the Helena Housing Authority has been accused of stealing government funds.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Lionell Moss, 58, filed false reimbursement requests for both sick and annual leave, and made personal transactions using the HHA credit cards.

The indictment claimed the scheme had been going on from October 2011 to January 2015.

In all, Moss reportedly collected $57,907.40 from the scheme.

Moss faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if convicted.

He is currently out on bond pending his trial.