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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A former Lafayette Housing Authority worker and her sister have pleaded guilty in a scheme to secure improper housing subsidies to cover the mortgage payments on a home they inherited.

The Advocate reports former LHA worker Rhonda Hebert and her sister, Adrea Hebert, were indicted in March on federal fraud charges.

Federal prosecutors said the two women devised a scheme to have Rhonda Hebert's former boyfriend apply for Section 8 housing vouchers — federal subsidies used to help low-income families afford housing in the private market — for a home the sisters inherited in Lafayette.

The Hebert sisters entered their pleas on Monday.

Court document say the $7,170 in fraudulently obtained housing assistance has been repaid.

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