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Trio arrested as part of organized fraud enterprise

State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Christy Gomez, Larry Hodge, and Michael Norman for their involvement in an organized fraud enterprise.

Gomez is accused of conducting or managing a fraud enterprise, in which she, Hodge, and Norman are alleged to have fraudulently received proceeds between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2022, from the Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP) at the Mississippi Home Corporation and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Gomez was served with a $108,851.33 demand letter at the time of her arrest. Larry Hodge was served with a $26,565.70 demand letter at the time of his arrest.

“Our team of investigators dug deep to unearth this conspiracy,” said State Auditor Shad White. “We’ve put a stop to some massive schemes because of their efforts, and we can now add this one to the list.”

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