FMR. Hammond Housing Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $600K

May 4, 2018-United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch announced today that a former Hammond Housing Authority entered a plea of guilty to charges of stealing over $600,000 from the Hammond Housing Authority.  According to the statement, Michelle Seljan, 47, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged by information with theft of federal funds and tax evasion in US District Court.  Contemporaneously with the charges, a plea agreement was announced.

According to documents in this case, from 2013 through 2016, Ms. Seljan embezzled approximately $633,628 from the Hammond Housing Authority. Ms. Seljan had funds sent from the Hammond Housing Authority to bank accounts she created and made those transactions appear to be legitimate housing assistance recipient payments. During the same time period, Seljan misreported her income, evading more than $200,000 in federal taxes.

According to records maintained by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, Ms. Seljan was deputy director at the Hammond Housing Authority in 2015.  Her salary was listed as $72,912.00.

A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

4 Comments

  1. HHA unjustly fired several hard-working and HONEST employees in 2010 only to keep this thief on staff. Karma is the sweetest revenge.

  2. There will only be justice when the Director and Deputy who were in power in 2010 are locked up. Just a couple of minor league Hillary Clintons. Michelle Seljan was there number one stooge.

    • Michelle Seljan was due for sentencing on August 23rd. Sentencing has been postponed unti December 19th. Has she been cooperating with the Feds about who her co-conspirators were. Stay tuned for further details.

  3. Michelle Seljan was due for sentencing on August 23rd. Sentencing has been postponed unti December 19th. Has she been cooperating with the Feds about who her co-conspirators were. Stay tuned for further details.

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