TALLAHASSEE – The former executive director of the Apalachicola Housing Authority gets a slap on the wrist from a federal judge.
Selena Noblit was sentenced to one year of probation, 192 hours of community service and a $100 special monetary assessment. She faced up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, 3-years of probation and a $100 special monetary assessment on theft charges.
An investigation by HUD and the AHA revealed that from June 2011 and May 2012, Noblit used her government issued credit card to make more than $11,000 in personal purchases. She bought things like clothes, auto repairs, personal travel, and food. The credit card bill was then paid from HUD federal funds allocated to the AHA.
Noblit avoided trial and a stiffer sentence by pleading guilty on June 4.