The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is reportedly investigating "suspect transactions" at the Fairfield Housing Authority.
According to a report in the Fairfield Citizen, the investigation began when the Housing Authority's new executive director, Carol Martin, discovered some anomalies on the books and reported them to authorities.
The Housing Authority, which is operationally independent of the town government, reportedly has a $327,000 federal deficit. It also reportedly for past payroll processing. The agency, the subject of a labor board dispute earlier this year, has had three directors since 2007, according to the report.
Robert Mayer, the first selectman's chief of staff and the town's acting fiscal officer, reportedly told the Board of Finance on Tuesday that HUD authorities were "pursuing the person who allegedly absconded with some funds."
The Fairfield Housing Authority manages the Trefoil Court and Pine Tree Lane housing complexes for seniors, as well as the local housing voucher program.
For more check out the Fairfield Citizen report.