The Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority warns residents that someone impersonating an LMHA employee has been fraudulently trying to collect cash deposits for Section 8 vouchers.
Officials said that LMHA never sends staff to collect cash deposits for any program or service.
Ivory Mathews, LMHA's deputy executive director, said at least two residents reported they’d been visited by the impersonator, who showed a made-up identification card. No one turned over money to the person, but the matter has been reported to Toledo police, she said.
Ms. Mathews asked any resident who receives a suspicious request for money or deposits on behalf of LMHA to call her at 419-259-9540.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.