Fort Kent Woman Sentenced for Theft

Updated 4 years ago

A woman from Fort Kent who stole Section 8 rental subsidy money is going to prison for 16 months.62-year old Sharon Forest was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor Monday.Forest pleaded guilty to theft of public money.Court records show that between 1996 and 2007, Forest received more than $18,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Forest claimed she was paying rent to a person who had no knowledge of her claims.Forest was also ordered to pay the money back.


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