Date Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018
News Type Press Releases
Link to Original USAO, District of Minnesota
Program Area(s) Public and Indian Housing
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging ROBERT ANTHONY COLEMAN, 45, and YOLANDA YVETTE COLEMAN aka YOLANDA YVETTE PITTMAN, 50, with multiple counts related to the theft of more than $248,000 of government funds. ROBERT COLEMAN is also charged with two counts of false statements and an additional count of Social Security fraud. They will make their initial appearances in U.S. District Court at a later date.1]
According to documents filed with the court, from least October 2010 through August of 2018, ROBERT COLEMAN and YOLANDA PITTMAN conspired to fraudulently obtain government funds and public assistance including, Section 8 rental housing assistance subsidies, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and Medical Assistance benefits, by purposefully submitting false applications to the government entities responsible for implementing these programs.
Further, according to documents filed with the court, YOLANDA PITTMAN
used her role as an employee of Hennepin County Human Services and
Public Health Department to affect COLEMAN’S receipt of benefits and
failed to note that she lived with ROBERT COLEMAN. PITTMAN also acted
as COLEMAN’S Personal Care Attendant (PCA) for several years, with
COLEMAN’S Medical Assistance benefits paying for these PCA services…..