Women accused of misusing low income housing funds

Posted by Amy Kelch - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The former director of the Louisville Metro Department of Housing and Family Services and her mother were both in court on November 8.

Kimberly Bunton is accused of misusing low income housing funds by awarding assistance to her mother, Vickie Smallwood. Both women face charges of two counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $300.

Bunton resigned in 2008 and wrote Louisville a check for nearly $1,900.00. If convicted, the women could serve up to five years in prison and pay fines. The judge set another court date for February to give Bunton's new lawyer more time to prepare.

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