2 Detroit Housing Commission employees accused of stealing federal funds

FBI says Alisa Royster, Kim Walton allegedly issued fraudulently housing vouchers


DETROIT – The FBI on Monday said two Detroit Housing Commission employees stand accused of stealing thousands of dollars from federal programs designed to help low income families.

In a statement, the FBI said Alisa Royster and Kim Walton allegedly issued fraudulently housing vouchers between July 2008 and September 2010 and pocketed the money.

A criminal complaint has been filed against them in U.S. District court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The investigation:

The FBI led Public Corruption Task Force consists of FBI, Office of U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, Office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, IRS-CID, HUD-OIG, EPA-CID, DOT-OIG, Michigan State Police and Detroit Police.

If you have any information related to these crimes or other public corruption, please contact the FBI Detroit Office at (313) 965-2323.